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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Where's Your Argument?

ISBN 9781137534736
Publication Date July 2016
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Pocket Study Skills

This concise guide shows you how to develop convincing academic arguments and create an effective personal style for presenting them. From planning a logical structure to conveying your ideas in precise language, this book takes you through every stage of assignment writing with the argument firmly in focus.

Helen Cooper is a Writing Skills Advisor at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Michael Shoolbred is a Learning Skills Advisor at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Introduction
PART I: GETTING STARTED
1. Stages of the Task
2. What's the Task?
PART II: PUTTING IDEAS TOGETHER
3. Finding Out
4. Developing Your Ideas
5. What is Evidence?
6. Forming Your Argument
PART III: BUILDING YOUR ARGUMENT
7. Structuring an Argument
8. Using Paragraphs
9. Making the Argument Flow
10. Beginnings and Endings
PART IV: SHOWING YOUR ARGUMENT
11. Presenting Evidence
12. Communicating with the Reader
13. Finding your Academic Voice
PART V: FINALISING YOUR ARGUMENT.

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