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Essay Writing
A Student's Guide

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March 2010 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Essay Writing is a student guide with a mission: to enable students to write better essays by demystifying the essay-writing process.

In contextualizing essay writing within the larger university experience – communication, the academic culture, different learning styles and approaches and learning and teaching at university, this book helps students to study more independently, learn more meaningfully and to write first-class essays. Essay Writing explains why essays are set and demonstrates how best to approach them.

The book offers practical, in-depth guidance on each of the stages of the essay writing process - planning, drafting and editing, and relates them to the important sub-skills of information-gathering, reading academic texts, how to get the most out of lectures, referencing and citations, fluency and appropriateness of style and language. This is an easy to use, practical book designed to help students hone their essay writing skills and get the grade they deserve.


Introduction: How to Use this Book

 
Learning and Writing at University

 
Answering the Essay Question

 
Planning Different Types of Essay

 
Acquiring Information

 
Assessing Information Critically

 
Managing Information

 
Citing Information

 
Paragraphing: the Introduction and Conclusion

 
Paragraphing: the Body of the Essay

 
Making it Flow

 
The Finishing Touches

 
Writing Exam Essays

 
Conclusion

 

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comprehensive text with lots of guidance for students at all levels to write in different formats

Miss Alison Clark
school of nursing, midwifery and physiotherpay, Nottingham University
December 8, 2010

I have recommended this book to students in the first and second years of the course and also post registration students,

at least two students expressed an intersest in purchasing ,
i will offer to the course management team this coming friday for possible inclusion in reading lists
i will also plan to mention the book to pre registration nurses during tutorials

Mr Mike Huntington
school of nursing and caring sciences, University of Central Lancashire
December 1, 2010

An excellent book recommended to all my students
Contains highly relevant content that will assist them with their work

Mr Sean Flanagan
Computing, Runshaw College
November 10, 2010

excellent support for essay writing skills suited to undergraduate study - easy to use and practical in the way it has been written

Mrs Penny Yates
School Of Education, Portsmouth University
July 15, 2010

Useful to offer to students new to writing academic asignments- I just wonder whether they would have the time! However, this is a good book to dip into, so it will be avaialble for all of my students to use!

Mrs Rebecca Ferriday
School of Education and Training, Cornwall College
July 14, 2010

useful text that details the ins and outs of academic essay writing

Mr Andrew Yorke
Institute of health and society, Worcester University
July 12, 2010

This should be read before embarking on a course where written work in essay form is required. A thorough explanation of how to present work and meet requirements.

Miss Julian Manuel
Education , Blackpool and the Fylde College
June 29, 2010

A very accessible book for students.

Dr Gary Jones
Sociology Department, Winchester University
June 25, 2010

An excellent practical guide for students new to essay writing and academic register.

Ms Annie Hand
Skills for Life, South Birmingham College
May 5, 2010

We will be recommending this books to all new students for the coming academic year. Particularly useful are the chapters on introduction and conclusion and the body of the essay. Students find essay writing really daunting especially those who are returning to study after a long break and this book will help them to understand what they need to do.

Mrs Pamela Egan-Wyer
Teacher Training, Bromley College of FE & HE
May 5, 2010

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