Success in Academic Writing

Success in Academic Writing

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Helps students to develop confidence, technique and clarity of purpose as a writer in their discipline. Takes the reader through the complete writing process from understanding the task through researching, reading and planning, to drafting and composing, reviewing and finalising their copy with many self-study exercises included throughout.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 10.16mm | 294.84g
  • Palgrave
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2013 ed.
  • 232 p.
  • 0230369707
  • 9780230369702
  • 432,011

Table of contents

Preface.- Acknowledgements.- 1. The Nature and Process of Academic Writing.- 2. Understanding the Nature of an Assignment.- 3. Kinds of Writing.- 4. Researching an Assignment.- 5. Being a Purposeful Reader and Note-Taker.- 6. Planning Your and Structuring Your Writing.- 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. Moving Forward.- Glossary.- Answers.- Cited References and Further Reading.- Index.
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Review quote

"This book is an invaluable resource for any student who wants to develop their academic writing skills and style. It is packed with sensible advice, useful models and practical examples to illustrate key points, and includes a series of self-study activities with answers at the back of the book, all of which enable readers navigate the academic writing process and improve their writing skills and style. One of the book's key strengths is that it draws on examples from a wide range of disciplines." - Kathy Greethust, Oxford Brookes University "Whether clarifying the reasons for formal academic writing, its nature and conventions, or explaining critical thinking and the art of composition, Day's practical experience and craftsmanship combine to make this a book that students and academics alike can return to time and again and never fail to learn something or find inspiration. Do we really another guide to academic writing? In short: in this case, yes, we definitely do." - Carol Matthews, Journal of Pedagogic Development
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About Trevor Day

Trevor Day 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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