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The book is well conceived with familiar guidance on study skills and the basics of sentence and paragraph structure. It has a chapter on attribution of sources and avoidance of plagiarism, and there is a useful brief review of academic versus professionals writing for the press and for writing presentations.
Good as a starting basis for new students to use throughout the course
Good basis for 1st year students
Easy to read. Useful guide to help improve your writing skills.
A very helpful resource for those wanting to upgrade their academic writing skills
An excellent hand sized book describing the essential requirements for academic writing for undergraduate healthcare students.
Useful to point students who are stuggling with their writing skills
This is an excellent book for both nursing and midwifery students. It is comprehensive and covers a wide range of academic skills such as studying hints and tips, how to prepare a presentation avoid plagiarism in addition to writing skills for different types of assessment such as essays reports, narratives. It is easy to read and students can dip in and out of chapters according to their individual learning needs. The inclusion of samples of students work is particularly useful. I have recommended this as essential reading for my students.
This text provides practical guidance on the essential skills required for academic literacy.
Whilst communication is an essential skill for all healthcare practitioners, the ability to write well confers huge advantages to those engaged in academic programmes of study.
The straightforward and clear approach make this text highly accessible as a useful learning resource.
I felt this was fairly basic for all the students to have on their reading list. However, for students that have been out of education for some time or found these skills more complex, I would advise they read this.
This is a very comprehensive guide to support students academic writing skills. I have also recommended it to colleagues.
Useful for first year degree midwifery students.
Helpful in planning essays and reports
Have recommended this book as supplementary reading for level 4 (first year ) midwifery students. Especially useful for those who are finding writing assignments and structuring assignments difficult
What a great book. Students will be using this text for the new term. They will find it extremely useful and accessible particularly those who have been out of education for a while
A truly excellent book. Well structured and organised. Covers all elements of academic writing with good use of examples. A must for all nursing students.
This is a good book for students to help them with their academic writing skills
Nice to have to show students that help is out there for students starting to write academically.
I think many of my students will find this book helpful for their academic writing. Incorporating some of the very useful building blocks for structuring writing, to some of the basics (but which cause problems for lots of students), such as when to use capital letters. It also contains some useful information about communicating online - again useful for my learners who use email and discussion forums extensively throughout their course.
This book has already been loaned to numerous students since i received it, (it is hardly on my desk actually)! They find it easy to read, clear and informative. A number of them have said they will purchase it. I can't give specific feedback as i haven't really had the opportunity to read it, one of my first year students has it at the moment!
A nice, user friendly textbook written in an 'approachable' style students may find welcoming.