The Mature Student's Guide to Writing

The Mature Student's Guide to Writing

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Through its use of conversational and supportive tones, this popular guide puts readers at ease, assisting the transition to academic study. With clear explanations, summaries and exercises, it is an invaluable companion for the mature student. This third edition has much new content including a new chapter on writing a dissertation proposal.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 17.78mm | 433g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd ed. 2012
  • 344 p.
  • 0230297870
  • 9780230297876
  • 508,875

Table of contents

Acknowledgements.- Who is This Book For?.- How to Use This Book.- If You Think You May Be Dyslexic....- PART I: THE BIG PICTURE.- Taking Notes.- Writing an Essay.- Quoting and Referencing.- PART II: WRITING FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES.- Style.- Summaries.- Letters and Emails.- Creative Writing.- Reports.- Articles.- Oral Presentations.- Exam Essays.- The Proposal For Your Undergraduate Dissertation.- PART III: THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF GOOD WRITING.- Verbs and Other Parts of Speech.- Writing Clear Sentences.- Punctuation.- Getting Conversation on Paper.- PART IV: MOVING ON.- Your CV.- Letters and Statements for Job Applications.- Appendix 1: Spelling Strategies.- Appendix 2: Common Confusions.- Answers.- Bibliography.- Index.
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Reviews for the second edition: 'I thoroughly enjoyed the author's style of writing. She combines a firm and clear sense of how things should be done with some light touches of humour. The tone is approachable and supportive and I feel that this is one of the best selling points for the book. The combination of occasional short, decisive sentences adds to the tone of authority within the work.' - Lucinda Becker, University of Reading, UK 'Having taught mature - return-to-study - students and participated in research into mature students' experiences of nurse education, I realize only too well their insecurities over writing coursework assignments. This book is aimed at all such students... a very useful study guide...' - Christine Webb, Journal of Advanced Nursing
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About Jean Rose

JEAN ROSE specialises in teaching mature students. She is an associate lecturer with The Open University, UK, and a freelance writer. She also contributes occasional columns on writing skills to various magazines. At Exeter University, she wrote her PhD thesis on the poet Geoffrey Hill and won the university's poetry prize.
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