Writing Essays For Dummies

Author: Mary Page,Carrie Winstanley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119996546

Category: Education

Page: 332

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Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Areyou left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walksyou through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping youdevelop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. Fromidentifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing yourresearch skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, andreferencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows youhow to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, tohelp you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: AvoidingPlagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and KeepingGoing Part IV: Mastering Language andStyle Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the PerfectParagraph Chapter 11: Finding YourVoice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: TheIntroduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’sBody Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: TheConclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources ofInformation Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The FinalTouches Chapter 16: It’s all in thedetail Chapter 17: Perfecting YourPresentation Chapter 18: Theafterglow Part VII: Part of Tens Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Avoid Things GoingWrong Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Make Your Essay Stand Out
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How To Write Essays

A Step-by-Step Guide for All Levels, With Sample Essays

Author: Don Shiach

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848034903

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The skill of good essay writing is essential if you are to achieve the kind of grades you want in the courses you are studying. This is true whether you are studying at GCSE, AS or A levels at school or college, or trying to gain a degree at university. The advice and practical guidance you receive in this book will enable you to improve your grade assessments by putting into practice some simple, but invaluable principles of essay writing. These approaches will work for you whether you are facing assessment in timed exam conditions or being judged by coursework assignments. This book will take you step by step from your opening to your closing paragraph, so that you focus your thoughts on answering the assignment appropriately and relevantly. It also contains ten sample essays and useful chapters on grammar, accuracy and spelling.
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Writing Essays About Literature

A Brief Guide for University and College Students

Author: Katherine O. Acheson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770482777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 8361

This book gives students an answer to the question, “What does my professor want from this essay?” In lively, direct language, it explains the process of creating “a clearly-written argument, based on evidence, about the meaning, power, or structure of a literary work.” Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper about a piece of literature, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. Writing Essays About Literature is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.
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Writing Essays

A guide for students in English and the humanities

Author: Richard Marggraf Turley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317424158

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 6246

Essays are a major form of assessment in higher education today and this is a fact that causes some writers a great deal of anxiety. Fortunately, essay writing is a skill that can be learned, like any other. Through precise explanations, this fully updated edition of Writing Essays gives you the confidence to express yourself coherently and effectively. It demystifies the entire process of essay writing, helping you to become proficient and confident in every aspect. Writing Essays reveals the tricks of the trade, making your student life easier. You’ll learn how to impress tutors by discovering exactly what markers look for when they read your work. Using practical examples selected from real student assignments and tutor feedback, this book covers every aspect of composition, from introductions and conclusions, down to presentation and submission. It also advises you on stress-free methods of revision, helps with exam essays, explains the principles of effective secondary source management, and shows you how to engage meaningfully with other critics’ views. A new chapter will also guide you through the intricacies of the undergraduate dissertation. As a full-time university professor, Richard Marggraf Turley counsels students and assesses their work every day, helping him to recognise the challenges that they face. Accessible, concise and full of practical examples, Writing Essays is a response to these challenges and will be an invaluable companion for Humanities students who wish to improve their grades and become confident in the art of essay writing.
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Writing Essays and Reports

Author: Stephen McLaren

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 9781877085208

Category: English language

Page: 64

View: 5412

Basic guide to writing essays and reports. Looks at preparing essays and reports, setting up a timeline for writing, research techniques, structuring your work, drafting, editing and rewriting, referencing, and grammar, punctuation and language issues. Author has taught English and communications at a tertiary level, and is the author of 'Excel HSC Essay Writing Made Easy'.
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Writing Essays

Guidance Notes for Students

Author: Roy Johnson

Publisher: Roy Johnson

ISBN: 0951984403

Category: Authorship

Page: 103

View: 2668

This text covers all aspects of academic essay writing from understanding the question to the presentation of the finished essay. The guidance notes may be used as a programme of advice or as a source of reference. Five model essays are included which successfully answered questions on politics, history, philosophy, sociology and literary studies. The book also contains suggestions for further reading.
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Writing Essays About Literature

Author: Kelley Griffith

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428290419

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

View: 4045

Widely used in introductory literature courses as a style guide or as a supplement to anthologies, this book provides valuable guidelines for interpreting literature and writing essays. It includes full-length selections as well as essays. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Writing Essays

Author: L E Jenkinson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1447844165

Category: Education

Page: 60

View: 9858

'Writing Essays: what you need to know' has been written by an experienced English teacher, examiner and tutor, who specialises in improving students' grades with simple steps. The result is a clear, colourful and easy-to-follow guide, packed with existing strategies and innovative ideas presented in a user-friendly way. This guide is appropriate for pupils starting secondary education, GCSE and A-Level, and even pupils applying to University. In addition, it is designed to be cross-curricular, and its tried and tested application gives value to pupils' writing in most subject areas. This is a truly effective, basic guide and manual. It won't confuse you with too much information. It won't bore you with pages of tiny black-and-white writing. It will tell you how and what to do to improve your work and up your grade, through Key Stages 3 - 5. Also available from Lulu as an eBook PDF download.
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Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics

Principles, Tips and Strategies for Undergraduates

Author: Neil Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521111196

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

View: 2087

A comprehensive and very readable resource to help students of English language and linguistics write essays, projects and reports.
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How to Write Better Essays

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137293357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 4319

Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.
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How to Write Essays and Dissertations

A Guide for English Literature Students

Author: Alan Durant,Nigel Fabb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786798X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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The first book that literature students should read, this guide reveals the distinct set of skills, conventions and methods of essay and dissertation writing. Taking students through the various stages of writing, from planning to final submission, it offers specific guidelines and a lively, detailed commentary on actual examples of student work at each stage.
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At a Glance: Writing Essays and Beyond

Author: Lee Brandon,Kelly Brandon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285444647

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Fresh, vibrant, concise, and affordable, the Sixth Edition of AT A GLANCE: WRITING ESSAYS AND BEYOND, WITH INTEGRATED READINGS, will help your students master the recursive flow of writing by revising and editing systematically. Linking reading and writing, this book's tell-show-engage writing instructions, demonstrations, and exercises involve students in all stages of the writing process as they move from simple to more complex parts of assignments. With emphasis on the summary, reaction, and two-part response, reading-based writing provides experience in critical thinking, enabling students to write with substance across the disciplines and transition smoothly to the next tier of their English program. The Sixth Edition features a handbook chapter covering fundamentals; fourteen new readings; additional writing prompts; short-story review instruction; optional career-related writing units for your career-minded students; an updated ten-step research paper chapter; a new chapter on writing classification; a streamlined Self-Evaluation Chart; and a Writing Process Worksheet with a checklist based on the new Brandon Guide for Revising and Editing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Writing Essays and Research Reports in the Social Sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia

ISBN: 9780170127943

Category: English language

Page: 189

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Writing Essays and Research Reports in the Social Sciences is an essential guide for anyone starting tertiary study and a valuable reference for established students and graduates. With the aid of this book you can reduce the need to ask tutors for help while increasing your capacity for interdependent scholarship and research. The third edition has been completely updated and includes new sections on using online databases and websites and shows you how to cite both electronic and legal sources. Writing Essays and Research Reports in the Social Sciences will teach you how to: - Answer essay questions - Write research reports - Develop arguments - Use evidence to support arguments - Locate appropriate academic references for essays - Cite references in the text (including electronic sources such as emails, websites, and weblogs) - Format reference lists.
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Essay Writing

Teaching the Basics from the Ground Up

Author: Jock Mackenzie

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551382105

Category: Education

Page: 94

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The skills required to write an essay are the same skills required to write a speech, to prepare a persuasive argument, to prove a point, or to explain an idea. If we can help our students acquire these skills as we teach “the essay,” we will have assisted them in accomplishing truly valuable life skills. Essay Writing contains easy-to-incorporate lessons along with tips for teaching specific concepts that range from pre-writing exercises to revising and editing to celebrating the final product. This down-to-earth look at the foundations of good essay writing is full of useful ideas and strategies that help students: build skills in writing on a wide range of topics; distinguish between formal and informal writing; use effective pre-writing techniques such as brainstorming, making an outline,gathering information, and evaluating the relevance of information; gain confidence as they begin to recognize what works and what doesn't. The book incorporates a wide range of innovative approaches to teaching essay writing — from how to “picture” and “act out” an essay to a winning format for a topic sentence and using scattergrams to turn brainstorming into constructive outlines. Throughout the book, assessment tools and marking keys support simple marking techniques that consider not just the final essay, but effort and time on task.
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Write Great Essays!

Author: Peter Levin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335239900

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

View: 5781

This book is essential reading for students embarking on writing an essay or report for the first time, or returning to study after a break. It will be an invaluable tool for students of any discipline.
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Writing essays about literature

a literary rhetoric

Author: Joanne Cockelreas,Dorothy Logan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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The Student's Guide to Writing Essays

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0749421924

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 7347

This text is divided into two sections: a core element focusing on basic skills which everyone needs to master in writing essays, and a subject-based section which takes the student to a more advanced level.
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Writing Essays

Author: Dorothy Zemach,MACMILLAN.,Lisa A. Ghulldu

Publisher: Macmillan Elt

ISBN: 9780230415928

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 107

View: 8171

"Writing Essays has been written for students who are preparing to study, or are already studying, in an academic environment and need to improve their writing skills. The course teaches learners how to order and link paragraphs into cohesive and coherent essays, and to create the various paragraph types that are used in writing assignments. Work on how to generate ideas, organise material, draft, review and revise written work Additional sample and reference materials at the back of the book Essay development models Punctuation guide Ideal for the classroom or self-study."--Publisher's description.
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The Wiley Guide to Writing Essays About Literature

Author: Paul Headrick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118571509

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 3719

This outstanding practical guide to writing analytical essays on literature develops interpretive skills through focused exercises and modeled examples. The program is tailored to meet the specific needs of beginning undergraduates. Features unique, detailed guidance on paragraph structure Includes sample essays throughout to model each stage of the essay-writing process Focused exercises develop the techniques outlined in each chapter Dedicated checklists enable quick, accurate assessment by teachers and students Enhanced glossary with advice on usage added to core definitions
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