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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Success in Academic Writing

ISBN 9780230369702
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Study Skills

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.

DR TREVOR DAY is an educational consultant, writing coach and facilitator, with a background in both science and social science. He is a Development Manager for the Royal Literary Fund and is a writing consultant for three UK universities.

1. The Nature and Process of Academic Writing
2. Understanding the Nature of an Assignment
3. Kinds of Writing
4. Researching an Assignment
5. Being a Purposeful Reader and Note-Taker
6. Planning Your and Structuring Your Writing
7. Composing
8. Words and Images
9. Citing, Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism
10. Reviewing and Editing Your Work
11. Using Technology to Help You
12. Moving Forward
Cited References and Further Reading


"This book is an invaluable resource for any student who wants to develop their academic writing skills and style. It is packed with sensible advice, useful models and practical examples to illustrate key points, and includes a series of self-study activities with answers at the back of the book, all of which enable readers navigate the academic writing process and improve their writing skills and style. One of the book's key strengths is that it draws on examples from a wide range of disciplines." - Kathy Greethust, Oxford Brookes University "Whether clarifying the reasons for formal academic writing, its nature and conventions, or explaining critical thinking and the art of composition, Day's practical experience and craftsmanship combine to make this a book that students and academics alike can return to time and again and never fail to learn something or find inspiration. Do we really another guide to academic writing? In short: in this case, yes, we definitely do." - Carol Matthews, Journal of Pedagogic Development
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