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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781137294685
Publication Date May 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Study Skills

Takes the undergraduate student through the process of effectively using their reading in essays, from how to quote, paraphrase and summarise sources, through to editing their work. It includes key vocabulary for using sources and practice in checking and correcting common errors, as well as featuring examples of real student writing throughout.

Jeanne has been teaching and managing in the field of English language and academic writing for over twenty years and currently lectures at the University of Leeds UK. She has been Chair of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes and set up one of the first academic writing centres in a UK university. Jeanne is author of The Student Phrase Book, How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays, Reading and Making Notes and Writing for University.

Acknowledgements Introduction: An Example and Overview of How to Use Your Reading PART I: USING YOUR READING Introduction to Part A: Key Points for Reading at University How Do You Decide What to Read? How Do You Understand and Question What you Read? What Should you Write Down? Why and How Should you Quote? Why and How Should you Paraphrase? Why and How Should you Summarise? Putting it all Together in your Essay PART II: USEFUL VOCABULARY Introduction to Part B: Key Points For Developing your Vocabulary Introducing Sources and Using Verbs Precisely Describing the Views of Different Authors Comparing the Views of Different Authors and Showing How they Cite and Evaluate Each Other Commenting on a Source Positively Commenting on a Source Negatively Techniques for Re-expressing Sources Vocabulary and Writing Style PART III: CHECKING AND CORRECTING YOUR WORK Introduction To Part C: Key Points For Checking your Work Common Mistakes with In-essay References Ten Grammatical Areas that Cause Problems Correcting other Common Types of Error APPENDICES Answers to Practice Exercises Definitions of Terms Used in How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays Complete Business Ethics Essay Referencing Styles Abbreviations and Labels Used in Dictionary Entries A Brief Explanation of Word Class INDEX


"Combines a clear sightedness about the academic process, (from deciding what to read to polishing a final draft), with detailed advice and activities in specific areas of language, usage and grammar" - Kate Williams, Oxford Brookes University, UK
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