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Writing for Academic Success

Second Edition
  • Gail Craswell - Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Megan Poore - Australian National University, Australia


© 2012 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Writing for Academic Success is a vital practical guide for any graduate 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 graduate students both in taught courses and conducting research, and is also very useful for upper-level undergraduates.



 

 
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


A very detailed and thorough guide covering all the major written assignment types. A must read for any student keen to improve their grades.

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
January 24, 2018

This text provides a systematic approach to creating an appropriate writing environment for university students. This entails preparation, managing tutorials and an overview of core types of academic writing. There are a comprehensive range of different academic writing styles and conventions that are broken down into key points, examples and exercises. This is an invaluable resource for students who are seeking to progress and improve their understanding and engagement with academic writing.

Ms Lorraine Loveland-Armour
Department of Education, Newman University
February 20, 2017

Good, informative book with great tips for academic writing.

Miss Julie Anderson
Health , Tyne Metropolitan College
August 31, 2016

index of the book is recommended to understand main knowledge about writing for academic success. Well prepared.

Dr Behic Alp Aytekin
Communications , Adnan Menderes Universitesi
July 19, 2016

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