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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Writing for University

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781137531865
Publication Date May 2017
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Pocket Study Skills

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.

Jeanne Godfrey is a lecturer, consultant and author in English language, particularly its use by university students and staff. She also works in the areas of teaching methodology, student learning and university course quality and design.

Jeanne has taught and managed in higher education for over twenty years and set up one of the first student writing centres in a UK university. She is the author of How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays, Reading and Making Notes and The Student Phrase Book.
 
Through her teaching and publications, Jeanne helps students express themselves in their work, develop in their fields and write with confidence and success.

PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Myths and Facts About Academic Writing
2. What Academic Writing Looks Like
3. Your Writing Context and Purpose
4. The Five Essential Elements of Writing
Summary
PART II: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 1: WRITE CRITICALLY 5. What Critical Writing Is
6. What Critical Writing Looks Like
7. Common Errors in Critical Writing
Summary
PART III: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 2: USE YOUR SOURCES EFFECTIVELY AND CORRECTLY 8. Using Their Words Quotation
9. Using Your Words – Paraphrase and Source Summary
10. Using Verbs To Show That You Understand Your Sources
11. Referencing Styles and Techniques
12. How To Avoid Accidental Plagiarism
Summary
PART IV: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 3: LET YOUR OWN VOICE SHINE THROUGH 13. Making Your Own Voice Clear
14. Using Verbs To Show Your Own Position
15. Using I and We
16. Expressing Levels of Certainty and Caution
Summary
PART V: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 4: WRITE FOR YOUR READER 17. Having a Clear Overall Structure
18. Having Clear Paragraph Structure
19. Developing a Clear Writing Style
20. Using Words Precisely
Summary
PART VI: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 5: REWRITE LIKE AN EXPERT 21. The Process of Writing and Rewriting
22. Common Language Errors
23. A Checklist
Summary
Final Comments.

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Clear, concise and well written using plenty of examples and practical tips… they do actually fit in your pocket!' – Victor Glynn, Oxford University
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