Writing for University

Author: Jeanne Godfrey
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137531889
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Genre: Education

This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university. Direct and practical advice allows students to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to hit the ground running from their first year of study. Well-presented, featuring lively illustrations.

Brilliant Writing Tips for Students

Author: Julia Copus
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137013996
Release Date: 2009-07-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

With tips on punctuation, style, grammar and essay structure, this handy guide provides succinct and practical guidance on students' most common areas of concern in their written work. Each tip is supplemented by authentic examples of student writing; suggested re-writes; and appropriate self-help exercises.

Reflective Writing

Author: Kate Williams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230377240
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Genre: Education

Reflective Writing provides concise and practical guidance on how students can improve their MA26 writing through self-reflective thinking, reading and writing. Covering a range of frameworks and strategies, it includes advice on applying reflective practices to personal and CV development.

Planning Your Essay

Author: Janet Godwin
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137402493
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Study Aids

This handy guide takes students through the complete process from what to do before they begin, to using feedback constructively for their next essay. Clearly and well-presented, it includes lively illustrations and now a new chapter on being critical in your essays.

Planning Your Dissertation

Author: Kate Williams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137327956
Release Date: 2013-08-02
Genre: Study Aids

Planning your Dissertation is a friendly and essential companion to your dissertation journey. It takes you step-by-step through the planning for each stage from your first idea to the finishing touches. Packed with practical advice and examples of student writing, this guide shows you how to: • find an idea and focus your research question • write a proposal • structure your literature review • choose your methodology • put the crucial finishing touches to your work

Planning Your PhD

Author: Kate Williams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137013743
Release Date: 2010-07-21
Genre: Education

A compact book offering students specific, succinct guidance to the core process and major hurdles involved in undertaking a PhD. As well as offering practical advice, such as how to shape initial ideas, the book also encourages students to find and value their own pathways and approaches within academia.

Studying with Dyslexia

Author: Janet Godwin
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230390577
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Self-Help

As a dyslexic student you have a unique learning style. Understanding this can help you take control and study in a way that is most effective for you. Full of practical advice and visual examples, this friendly book will guide you through the dyslexic learning style. It gives you all the essential knowledge and ideas needed to manage your dyslexia positively. Handy for students at any level, this easy-to-read guide: • suggests core strategies for doing things differently to work with your dyslexia, instead of against it • covers individual study skills, including organisation, reading, writing and taking exams • provides information on the support that should be available to you as a student

Referencing and Understanding Plagiarism

Author: Kate Williams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137530721
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Genre: Education

This guide explains why referencing is an essential part of good writing, and shows how to do it. It explains what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. With clear explanations and examples, this handy easy-to-read guide has engaging illustrations and an informal style.

Doing Research

Author: Gary Thomas
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137605924
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Genre: Education


Reading and Making Notes

Author: Jeanne Godfrey
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137402608
Release Date: 2014-04-29
Genre: Education

Reading and making notes at university is different from studying at school and MA26. Common questions students have include: - what exactly do my tutors expect from me? - how do I decide what to read from a long reading list? - how can I make sure my notes will really help me produce excellent work? This practical pocket guide takes you through all stages of reading and note making, from different reading purposes to making the most effective use of your notes. Features include: - real university marking criteria, assignments, reading lists and texts - examples of common pitfalls to avoid when using notes in an assignment - new to this edition – an expanded 'Making Notes' section with even more text extracts and examples

The Student Phrase Book

Author: Jeanne Godfrey
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137299796
Release Date: 2013-05-03
Genre: Education

To write successfully at university you need to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively; imprecise or incorrect word use will lessen both the clarity and the credibility of your work. This book gives you an accessible 'way in' to words and phrases used in academic writing. It will help you to express your ideas, arguments and evaluations clearly and precisely, and to produce successful written work. The Student Phrase Book: • Presents over 1,000 mid- to advanced-level words and phrases common to writing across disciplines • Presents these words and phrases within the context of common writing functions and sentences so that you can see why and how they are used • Gives definitions and other important information for many of the words presented, concentrating on the words that most often cause problems • Explains the differences in meaning and use between commonly confused words • Shows you what other words surround the key word, so that you can use it with confidence • Is for anyone who is not totally familiar with writing at university, whatever their discipline or level of study

Time Management

Author: Kate Williams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230343719
Release Date: 2011-07-29
Genre: Education

This easy-to-use guide helps students to improve their time management skills. Focusing specifically on challenges posed within a higher education context, it provides practical advice for students at all levels. Concise yet effective, the book's informal style is supplemented by engaging illustrations.

Academic Writing and Grammar for Students

Author: Alex Osmond
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473947177
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Genre: Study Aids

Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Grappling with grammar? Struggling with punctuation? Whether you're writing an essay or assignment, report or dissertation, this useful guide shows you how to improve the quality of your work at university – fast – by identifying and using the correct use of English grammar and punctuation in your academic writing. Using tried and tested advice from student workshops, Alex Osmond shares practical examples that illustrate common mistakes, and shows you how to avoid them. You’ll also discover guidance on: Writing structure – the what and how of crafting sentences and paragraphs Conciseness – how to express your point succinctly and clearly, showing you understand the topic Effective proofreading – the importance of the final ‘tidy up’, so your work is ready to hand in Referencing – common systems, and how to reference consistently (and avoid plagiarism). This new edition also includes separate chapters on critical thinking and referencing, exploring each topic in more detail, and learning outcomes in every chapter, so you can identify what new skills you’ll take away. Personal tips and advice direct from Alex Osmond For access to additional resources and one-to-one advice from Alex, 'like' his Facebook page Academic Writing and Grammar for Students. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Analyzing a Case Study

Author: Vanessa van der Ham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137566218
Release Date: 2016-07-08
Genre: Education

This quick reference guide will show you how to succeed in case study assignments. It takes the reader through the process step by step, from reading and understanding the assignment brief through to critically evaluating the case, applying theory and presenting the assignment. Examples throughout the book draw on a range of disciplines.