Study Aids

How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137299800

Category: Study Aids

Page: 176

View: 7354

A fundamental part of writing at university is using what you read in your work. Your lecturers may ask you to be critical, original and to put what you read into your own words. You will also be told not to plagiarise. What does all this actually mean? How can you use other people's work and still be original? How much of your essay should be about what you read? How do you make clear the difference between your own ideas and those that have come from your reading? What words and phrases should you use to introduce and comment on your sources? The fully updated and revised edition of this popular book answers these questions, and takes you through the complete process of using your reading in your writing. It also: • Uses real texts and examples of real student writing • Gives you nearly 300 key words to use when integrating sources into your work and practice in using them accurately • Looks at common mistakes students make to help you to improve your own correction skills and avoid making the same mistakes yourself How to Use your Reading in your Essays equips you with all the information, practice and confidence you need to use your reading effectively in your writing and to get the best marks possible for your work.
Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Write Better Essays

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137293357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 9287

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.
Education

The Student Phrase Book

Vocabulary for Writing at University

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137299797

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 8317

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
Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137389788

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

View: 2060

Using examples from all disciplines, this essential guide teaches students how to plan and research using qualitative and quantitative techniques and instruments, and how to construct arguments using evidence and language consistently. New features include 3 new chapters, helpful checklists, timelines and a feature looking at employability skills.
Education

Writing for University

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137531886

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 1405

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.
Education

Reading and Making Notes

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137402601

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 1325

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
Education

The Postgraduate Research Handbook

Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364950

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 3370

The second edition of this best-selling book is aslively and accessible as the first edition. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers.
Education

Essentials of Essay Writing

What Markers Look For

Author: Jamie Q Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137575859

Category: Education

Page: 173

View: 1816

This engagingly written book uncovers what markers look for and demystifies the secrets of effective writing. Each chapter covers a core element of effective essay writing, from analyzing the question through to constructing a conclusion, and provides clear guidelines to apply in your own work.
Education

The Study Skills Handbook

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137289260

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 1504

THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want. This fully revised fourth edition features: • Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, MA26 writing, revision, team work and more • E-learning coverage throughout • Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging • Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management No matter whether you have just left school or MA26, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.
Academic writing

Success in Academic Writing

Author: Trevor Day

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1352002051

Category: Academic writing

Page: 228

View: 5230

Juvenile Nonfiction

Skills for Success

Personal Development and Employability

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137426535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 400

View: 9919

Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop valuable career skills, this revised and updated third edition has two new chapters on 'Taking charge of your life, learning and career' and 'What do employers really want?'.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Brilliant Writing Tips for Students

Author: Julia Copus

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013990

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1588

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.
History

Studying History

Author: Jeremy Black,Donald M. MacRaild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1137478608

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 8548

This best-selling guide will help you get to grips with the larger themes and issues behind historical study, while also showing you how to formulate your own ideas in a clear, analytical style. Fully updated throughout, further advice on using web-based sources and avoiding plagiarism will equip you with the tools you need to succeed on your course.
Medical

Writing for Nursing and Midwifery Students

Author: Julio Gimenez

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230366287

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 2436

The new edition of this popular book combines the theory and practice of academic writing for nursing and midwifery students. Developing understanding of the basics of academic writing and cognitive processes such as reflection and critical thinking, this text is an invaluable resource for learners at all levels.
Critical thinking

Critical Thinking Skills

Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113755052X

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 309

View: 8630

Study Aids

Planning Your Essay

Author: Janet Godwin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137402490

Category: Study Aids

Page: 144

View: 8724

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.
Literary Criticism

How to Begin Studying English Literature

Author: Nicholas Marsh

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137508787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 8483

This book has established itself as one of the most popular introductory student guides in the field. The fourth edition has been updated throughout, with a brand new chapter on critics and contexts in essay writing. It shows the reader how to approach literature, featuring chapters on themes, characters, structure, style, irony and analysis.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Improve Your Grammar

The Essential Guide to Accurate Writing

Author: Mark Harrison,Vanessa Jakeman,Ken Paterson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113759165X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

View: 5174

This new edition of Improve Your Grammar covers all the areas where grammatical mistakes are typically made. Using realistic academic contexts, each unit explains the key grammar in a clear and lively way, and checks understanding with easy-to-use practice exercises that build the user's confidence.
Education

The Student's Guide to Writing

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Author: Dr John Peck,Martin Coyle

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230365280

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 9614

John Peck and Martin Coyle's The Student's Guide to Writing became a firm favourite amongst lecturers when it published in 1999. Aimed at students wishing to perfect their writing skills, it shows them how to construct a sentence, a paragraph and an essay and carefully explains grammar, punctuation and spelling. For this second edition, the authors have made their explanations even clearer, included a 'Spot the Mistake' section, and added an index for easier navigation.
Education

Writing for Science Students

Author: Jennifer Boyle,Scott Ramsay

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137571527

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 1028

Writing for Science Students is a practical guide to the techniques you need for accurate, clear and effective writing. This book takes you through each stage of the process, from understanding the requirements of your assignment and planning your research, right through to reading, structuring your writing and editing. It will equip you with the key skills you need to complete all types of assignments, including essays, lab reports, posters and dissertations. You’ll learn how to: · Analyse the question you’ve been set“/p> · Find and critically evaluate sources of information · Incorporate other people’s work into your writing · Communicate your ideas clearly · Use feedback to improve your work Enriched by helpful examples and activities throughout, Writing for Science Students is an ideal companion for science students of all levels. Jennifer Boyle is the Writing Adviser for Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Glasgow, UK. She works with students from all disciplines in the development of academic writing skills. Scott Ramsay is the Effective Learning Adviser for students in the College of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK.