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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Write it Right

The Secrets of Effective Writing

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230373846
Publication Date September 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Study Skills

Shows students how to make their writing effective and grammatically correct. Organised into mini units and easy to read, it deals with everyday tasks and problems. This second edition adds further guidance on common questions raised by students, for example 'When does one use italics and/or underlining?'

JOHN PECK was formerly Reader in Victorian Literature at Cardiff University, UK.
MARTIN COYLE is Professor of English at Cardiff University, UK.

About This Book
The Logic of Effective Writing
Applying for a Course, Applying for a Job
Writing Correct and Convincing Sentences
Punctuating a Sentence: Commas, Colons and Semicolons
Avoidable Errors
Tricks of the Writer's Trade
Essay Writing: Structure
Essay Writing: Paragraph Control
Make Every Essay an Effective Essay
Taking Stock
Twenty Questions


This is an excellent book. The writers have managed the difficult task of making a rather dry and unexciting topic interesting and approachable. . . I think Peck and Coyle have found exactly the right tone for a book of this kind.' - Geoffrey Finch, Senior Lecturer in Humanities, Anglia Polytechnic University, UK
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