Good Essay Writing

Good Essay Writing : A Social Sciences Guide

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Writing good essays can be a real challenge. If you need a helping hand (or simply want to improve your technique) this book sets out proven approaches and techniques which can help everyone write good essays.



Extensively revised and updated, this 4th edition includes new material such as:




A chapter on essay planning, focusing on literature searching (using online materials), note-taking and formulating an argument
A comparison of essay writing to exam writing
The use of academic language, vocabulary and register, and its 'accuracy and appropriateness'
A new Companion Website providing additional activities, downloads and resources.


The authors focus on answering key questions you will face when preparing essays - What do tutors look for when marking my essay? What kind of skills do I need as I progress through my course? How can I avoid inadvertent plagiarism? What are the protocols for referencing?


Encapsulated in easy to digest summaries, this edition shows you how to approach different types of essay questions, addresses common worries, and provides extensive use of worked examples including complete essays which are fully analysed and discussed.



Visit the Companion Website at www.uk.sagepub.com/redman/ for a range of free support materials!



Good Essay Writing is highly recommended for anyone studying social sciences who wants to brush up on their essay writing skills and achieve excellent grades.



SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 10mm | 381.02g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • figures
  • 0857023713
  • 9780857023711
  • 104,032

Table of contents

Introduction
What Is a Social Science Essay?
Stages of Writing, from Preparation to Final Version
Matching the Answer to the Question
Reading, Note-Taking and Literature Searches
Thinking Critically and Formulating an Argument
Writing Introductions
Writing the Main Section
Writing Conclusions
Referencing
Some Common Worries
What Tutors Look for When Marking Essays
Examples of Student Essays
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About Peter Redman

Peter Redman has been teaching social science at The Open University for the last 25 years. During this time he has worked closely with numerous students helping them reflect on and improve their writing skills. He is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology. Wendy Maples has been teaching in the Social Sciences for over 25 years. She has worked on a number of interdisciplinary courses for the Open University, writing course texts in Social Science research methods and Environment, as well as learning development materials for students and teaching development materials for lecturers. Dr Maples is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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