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Writing for Academic Success

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Writing for Academic Success is a vital practical guide for any ambitious student. If you seek to manage your writing effectively, reduce stress, and improve your confidence and efficiency, this book is for you. The authors show you how to acquire communicative rigor in research essays, reports, book and article reviews, exam papers, research proposals, and literature reviews, through to thesis writing, posters and papers for presentation and publication. This second edition has been fully revised to reflect the online learning explosion. The authors provide insightful new material about how to work productively in different online contexts such as with blogs and wikis, setting up an e-portfolio, and raising an online profile. They also set out a focused guide to issues unique to digital communication, and working with and across different media and technologies.

The book includes advice on common writing concerns, cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary practices, a list of helpful words and phrases, and subject-specific examples of writing ranging from economics to philosophy to medicine. Writing for Academic Success is essential for undergraduate and postgraduate students both in taught courses and conducting research.



The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 15.24mm | 470g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0857029282
  • 9780857029287
  • 69,385

Table of contents

Managing Your Writing Environment
Fundamentals of Solid Preparation
Essentials of Academic Writing
Principles of Sound Structure
Research Essays
Reports, Book or Article Reviews and Online Writing
Coursework Exams
The Literature Review
Reports and Research Proposals
Thesis Writing
Presentations
Publishing and Raising Your Profile
Appendix 1: Words and Phrases for Developing Discussions
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'Gail Craswell has written an excellent book. Chapters are rich with detailed, step-by-step explanations that will be as useful to experienced writers as to students. Clear, specific advice with concise steps for succeeding at each kind of writing makes each chapter a valuable tool' - Design Research News
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About Gail Craswell

Megan Poore is the PhD Academic and Research Skills Advisor at the ANU's Crawford School of Public Policy. She is known for her best practice approaches to integrating digital technologies into both university and school settings, and this includes developing strong digital pedagogies as well as sound approaches to risk management. She has also held the position of Assistant Professor in Teacher Education at the University of Canberra, and has worked as an educational designer at the Australian Catholic University, giving her a unique understanding of the issues that confront students and teachers in the integration of digital technologies into their everyday study and work practices. Megan holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Australian National University.
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