Reading and Making Notes

Reading and Making 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 ...

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137402608

Category: Education

Page: 168

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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
Categories: Education

Writing for University

Writing for University

This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university.

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137531889

Category:

Page: 128

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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.
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Reading Note making

Reading   Note making

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137540515

Category: Education

Page: 32

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Categories: Education

The Student Phrase Book

The Student Phrase Book

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.

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137299796

Category:

Page: 232

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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
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The Business Student s Phrase Book

The Business Student s Phrase Book

This book gives you an accessible ‘way in’ to the words and phrases you will need to use in essays, case studies and reports.

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781137587084

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 789

To write successfully in business – both at university and in the workplace – you need to communicate your ideas clearly and correctly; imprecise or incorrect word use will lessen the clarity and credibility of your work. This book gives you an accessible ‘way in’ to the words and phrases you will need to use in essays, case studies and reports. The Business Student’s Phrase Book: · Presents nearly 1,500 academic words commonly used across business and management · Shows you these words in the context of key writing functions and sentences from sample assignments so that you can see when, why and how words are used · Gives simple, clear definitions, concentrating on those words that most often cause problems · Explains the differences between commonly confused words · Identifies common mistakes in word use so that you can avoid similar errors in your own writing This is an essential companion for business students who seek to express their ideas, arguments and evaluations more clearly and precisely. Jeanne Godfrey has been teaching and managing in the field of English language and academic writing for over twenty years. She set up one of the first academic writing centres in a UK university and is a Teaching Fellow in the Language Centre at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the author of Writing for University, Reading and Making Notes, How to Use Reading in Your Essays and The Student Phrase Book.
Categories: Education

Writing Essays For Dummies

Writing Essays For Dummies

This straight-talking guide will help you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay?

Author: Mary Page

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470742907

Category: Education

Page: 332

View: 417

Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows you how to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, to help 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: Avoiding Plagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and Keeping Going Part IV: Mastering Language and Style Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the Perfect Paragraph Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’s Body Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: The Conclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources of Information Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches Chapter 16: It’s all in the detail Chapter 17: Perfecting Your Presentation Chapter 18: The afterglow Part VII: Part of Tens Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Avoid Things Going Wrong Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Make Your Essay Stand Out
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Academic Success

Academic Success

A Student's Guide to Studying at University Jean Brick, Maria Herke, ... to Use Your Reading in Your Essays (2nd edn) How to Write Better Essays (4th edn) ...

Author: Maria Herke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352002638

Category: College students

Page:

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This hands-on book introduces students to the demands of university study in a clear and accessible way and helps them to understand what is expected of them. It helps students to develop the core skills they need to succeed at university, and gives guidance on the key forms of academic writing, including essays, reports, reflective assignments and exam papers. It shows students how to recognise opinions, positions and bias in academic texts from a range of genres, develop their own 'voice' and refer to others' ideas in an appropriate way. It also features authentic examples of academic texts and engaging activities throughout to aid understanding.Packed with practical guidance and self-study activities, this book will be an essential resource for all students new to university-level study.
Categories: College students

Dissertations and Project Reports

Dissertations and Project Reports

Information Skills The International Student Handbook The Mature Student's ... to Use Your Reading in Your Essays (2nd edn) How to Write Better Essays (3rd ...

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137364272

Category:

Page: 224

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Faced with your dissertation or major project and need some help getting started? Thinking about how your final project will affect your overall grades? Then read on. Tapping into her tried and tested formula for learning, bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook, Stella Cottrell, takes you step-by-step through the key stages of planning, developing, researching and writing up your dissertation or project report. Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate, this guide: - Offers comprehensive coverage of the major components essential to producing strong dissertations and project reports - Gives unique emphasis to the importance of project management skills - Gets you involved through interactive activities, checklists and engaging student examples Most importantly, it offers the support you need at every stage and will help ensure that the creation of your academic masterpiece is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
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Studying as a Parent

Studying as a Parent

www.palgravestudyskills.com – the leading study skills website Palgrave ... Williams How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays (2nd edn) Jeanne Godfrey How to ...

Author: Helen Owton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137330581

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 640

Offers practical information and motivational support to help parents in higher education successfully deal with the challenges they face, and make juggling their parent and student commitments less arduous. Written by a recent student parent graduate, it covers issues from funding and childcare, to managing insecurities and future directions.
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Real Essays with Readings with 2009 MLA Update

Real Essays with Readings with 2009 MLA Update

Writing Projects for College, Work, and Everyday Life Susan Anker ... WRITINGGUIDE:RESEARCH ESSAY STEPS IN WRITING THE RESEARCH ESSAY HOW TO DO THE STEPS ...

Author: Susan Anker

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312607555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 944

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Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates. Real Essays with Readings is the essay-level book in Susan Anker’s highly successful series of writing texts that motivate students with their message that writing is an essential skill in college and in real life — and that this skill is achievable. Anker’s advice, examples, and assignments show the relevance of writing to all aspects of students’ lives, and profiles of former students prove that success is attainable. Like all the books in the Anker series, Real Essays presents writing in logical, manageable increments: step-by-step writing guides and a focus on the "four basics" of each mode of writing keep students from becoming overwhelmed. Real Essays maintains its emphasis on what really matters by focusing on the four most serious errors (fragments, run-ons, subject-verb agreement problems, and verb form problems). Real Essays gives students what they need to succeed in college and become stronger academic writers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Success in Academic Writing

Success in Academic Writing

www.palgravestudyskills.com – the leading study skills website For a ... to Use Your Reading in Your Essays (2nd edn) How to Write Better Essays (3rd edn) ...

Author: Trevor Day

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137247841

Category: Study Aids

Page: 232

View: 298

Helps students to develop confidence, technique and clarity of purpose as a writer in their discipline. Takes the reader through the complete writing process from understanding the task through researching, reading and planning, to drafting and composing, reviewing and finalising their copy with many self-study exercises included throughout.
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Level Up Your Essays

Level Up Your Essays

When you are too close to your work, you know what you meant to say and can forget ... If you find it hard to see errors on a screen, try reading your essay ...

Author: Inger Mewburn

Publisher: NewSouth Publishing

ISBN: 9781742245126

Category: Reference

Page: 160

View: 761

Level Up Your Essays is the essential guide to essay writing for university students. Written by the people who mark your essays, it will show you step-by-step how to write high-quality essays that will get you top marks. This book will guide you through all the stages, including your essay plan, developing research strategies, writing with distinction, finishing strongly with editing, and getting your referencing right every time. Bursting with insider tips and tricks on what markers look for, this clear and easy-to-use guide includes: 22 worksheets with exercises and checklists The secret formula for a good essay (yes, there is a formula!) Practical insights into digital tools to help you with research, writing and referencing Guidelines for getting your academic English right every time Common mistakes and missteps and how to fix them Straightforward information for international students Successful time management strategies so you never hand in an essay late No matter what grades you get now, this book will revolutionise your essay writing – and get you the marks to prove it. 'Whether you're just starting out at university or well into your graduate studies, this book contains incredibly valuable advice that will help you take your writing to the next level.' — Miranda Gronow, BA (Hons), University of Melbourne, D Phil Candidate 'More than just a guide to structure and writing style, this book demystifies the essay-writing process, giving insight into what lecturers want to read. I can't recommend it strongly enough.' — Dr Catherine J Frieman, Associate Professor, Australian National University
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Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology

Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology

While doing your reading, take down the full reference for every source you ... to you while you were reading and now your essay will take a direction that ...

Author: Sieglinde McGee

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446247686

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 312

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'I am happy to recommend this to my students as it covers jargon without using jargon and explains all those simple things that many academics take for granted. It also gives good examples of how to get the best from your time studying psychology from how to write good essays to the rules of writing lab reports' - Dr Jay Coogan University of East London 'I am happy to recommend this to my students as it covers jargon without using jargon and explains all those simple things that many academics take for granted. It also gives good examples of how to get the best from your time studying psychology from how to write good essays to the rules of writing lab reports.' Dr Joy Coogan, University of East London This book provides students with a wide range of research and study skills necessary for achieving a successful classification on a psychology degree course. It replaces the stress and fear experienced when encountering essays, reports, statistics and exams with a sense of confidence, enthusiasm and even fun. Sieglinde McGee presents indispensable instruction, advice and tips on note making and note taking, evaluating academic literature, writing critical essays, preparing for and doing essay and MCQ exams, understanding research methods and issues associated with conducting research, writing and presenting reports and research and also some important computer skills. Examples provided will show how to score well on assignments and exams and also the sort of approach, layout, errors, omissions or answer-style that would achieve a lower grade. Practical exercises and interactive tasks are integrated throughout to clarify key points and give the students a chance to practise on their own. This is a useful resource for students taking modules in study and research skills in psychology and an essential guide for all other students studying on psychology programmes. Dr Sieglinde McGee is an Associate of the School of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin, where she taught for several years.
Categories: Psychology

Coming from Home

Coming from Home

Like writing , reading is a process that requires “ multiple drafts ” or revisions of
early impressions to create a strong , unified perspective on a work . Making the
Transition : From Reading to Writing Essays In her journal entry about Freud ' s ...

Author: Marjorie Ford

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: UCSC:32106010811567

Category: Fiction

Page: 562

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COMING FROM HOME is an innovative reader arranged around the theme of families and the importance of community. Containing 71 selections--essays (including student essays), poems, stories, and memoirs--it provides a variety of ethnic, cultural, economic, sociological, psychological, and literary perspectives. Journal writing and intertextual questions (asking students to work with common threads within a number of works) characterize the extensive, integrated pedagogical support that contributes to making COMING FROM HOME the basis for an exciting and unusually effective focus for writing courses.
Categories: Fiction

How to Write Law Essays Exams

How to Write Law Essays   Exams

EXAM TIP Highlighting your textbook is not the same as creating an ... Learn to use your judgment about how much detail to go into in reading articles.

Author: S. I. Strong

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199684557

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 388

How to Write Law Essays and Exams provides law students with a practical and proven method of analyzing and answering essay and exam questions. The book focuses on those questions that give students the most trouble, namely problem questions, but its techniques are equally applicable to other types of essays. In addition to providing a framework for analyzing and writing law essays, the book teaches students how to identify relevant legal authorities, distinguish and harmonize conflicting legal precedents and evaluate the applicability of the law to the facts of the question at hand. The book also contains specific law-related revision techniques and general writing tips. Designed for law students of all levels, including those on A-level, university, conversion, and vocational courses, the text helps students understand their substantive courses while at the same time teaching vital writing and analytical skills.
Categories: Law

Complete Guide to College Application Essays

Complete Guide to College Application Essays

Let's pull back the curtain on that inner sanctum and talk about the people reading your application . " Our readers are all faculty , admission staff ...

Author: The Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780525570271

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 456

YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER! In a year when COVID-19 has upended traditional application criteria, writing a winning personal application statement has become even more critical to admissions success. This user-friendly guide gives struggling students the step-by-step help they need to write an essay that compels. As confirmed by college admissions officers in articles in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other major news sites, now that the SAT/ACT are often optional, many grades are pass/fail, and the opportunities for extracurriculars have vanished, you NEED to ace your essay in order to stand out as an applicant. This book takes you from blank page to submitted application with step-by-step guidance on the most effective ways to complete this daunting process! We’ve packed these pages with practical exercises and annotated samples that model good and bad techniques, and included tips from real admissions officers. This complete guide provides: • A firsthand look into different review processes, plus editing guidelines to help you think like an essay reader • Step-by-step methods for breaking down a prompt • Brainstorming techniques to help you find the right story to share • Tried-and-true advice to get you outlining and drafting your essay with confidence • Annotated essays to demonstrate writing dos and don’ts • Guidance on additional written content (like short answer questions and resumes) for a completely polished application
Categories: Study Aids

Reading and Writing Short Arguments

Reading and Writing Short Arguments

READING AND WRITING ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAYS This introduction and the
discussion questions that follow each essay ... Next use your dictionary to make
sure you understand the particular ways in which the writer uses his or her terms .

Author: William Vesterman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 1559342226

Category: College readers

Page: 335

View: 201

With 71 selections, this brief text-reader offers a clear and concise introduction to argument and an exceptionally broad range of short arguments on contemporary issues.
Categories: College readers