Success in Academic Writing

Success in Academic Writing

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This concise and practical guide takes students step-by-step through the writing process, and covers core aspects of academic writing, from understanding the task and researching the topic through to composing a draft, editing copy and responding to feedback. Chapters feature numerous self-study activities, top tips and opportunities for reflection, alongside examples of good writing from a range of disciplines. By engaging with the text, students will develop confidence, technique and clarity as writers in their discipline, as well as transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.



This book will be an invaluable source of guidance for students of all disciplines and levels who are required to write essays, reports, papers or dissertations as part of their studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 13.72mm | 320g
  • Red Globe Press
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2018
  • 29 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 230 p. 29 illus.
  • 1352002043
  • 9781352002041
  • 279,001

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Academic writing, like other forms of writing, needs to be tailored to its specific context - its audience and purpose. Taking you step-by-step through the writing process and packed with top tips and self-study activities throughout, this guide will help you to develop confidence, technique and clarity as a writer in your discipline.



Fully updated for the second edition, Success in Academic Writing





Covers every aspect of academic writing, from understanding the task and researching your topic through to composing a draft, reviewing your work and responding to feedback
Features examples of good writing from a wide range of disciplines
Includes guidance on balancing criticality with creativity, overcoming writer's block and avoiding plagiarism
Supports you in the development of wider learning abilities, towards a journey of development and discovery that you can apply outside of an academic context






Whether you are writing academically for the very first time or in your final year of study, this guide will help give you the edge to succeed.



Praise for the second edition:



'This is an outstanding text, full of brilliant advice, guidance and tips. It is the best guide to academic writing I have seen and I will be recommending this to my own students.' - Professor Gerry Czerniawski, University of East London



'This accessible guide to successful academic writing, which takes readers through each stage of the writing process, will no doubt improve students' skills and confidence.' - Crystal Walker, University of Lincoln



Praise for the first edition:



'Dr Trevor Day adopts a holistic approach to help you develop specific disciplinary ways of thinking and writing, together with transferable life skills that employers are increasingly demanding from graduates.' - Associate Professor Suki Ekaratne, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Table of contents

1. The Nature and Process of Academic Writing.- 2. Understanding the Nature of an Assignment.- 3. Two Popular Types of Assignment.- 4. Researching an Assignment.- 5. Being a Purposeful Reader and Note-Taker.- 6. Planning and Structuring More Assignments.- 7. Composing.- 8. Words and Images.- 9. Citing, Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism.- 10. Reviewing and Editing Your Work.- 11. Using Technology to Help You.- 12. Building on Success.
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"The greatest strength of Success in Academic Writing, 2nd ed. lies in the style and approach taken by Day. He purposefully uses a personal tone to replicate the face-to-face conversation of a writing tutor and student. ... this book would be useful for ESL teachers who could in turn adapt the materials for a lower language level." (Laura McNabb, Professional and Academic English, Issue, December, 2018)
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"The greatest strength of Success in Academic Writing, 2nd ed. lies in the style and approach taken by Day. He purposefully uses a personal tone to replicate the face-to-face conversation of a writing tutor and student. ... this book would be useful for ESL teachers who could in turn adapt the materials for a lower language level." (Laura McNabb, Professional and Academic English, Issue, December, 2018)
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About Trevor Day

Trevor Day is an educational consultant and writing developer, with a background in science and social science. He has authored many books and has won or been short-listed for several educational literary prizes. He is a Development Manager for the Royal Literary Fund and is a writing consultant for several UK and overseas universities.
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