Published March 30, 2006
Reference - 128 Pages
ISBN 9780415239998 - CAT# RU90X
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Essay writing is an essential skill for students at all academic levels and the ability to produce clear, well-argued essays is key to good coursework and the vast majority of written exams. This book offers the new or under-confident essay writer all the guidance and advice they need to dramatically improve their skills and their grades.
The book opens with a discussion of why it is so important to write a good essay and then proceeds through a step-by-step exploration of exactly what students need to think about in order to improve. It contains help on how to:
Written in the author’s accomplished, student-friendly style, this guide is packed full of good advice and practical exercises. Students of all ages and in every subject area will find it an easy-to-use and indispensable aid to their studies.
1. What’s the Point? 2. Start Writing 3. Answer the Question 4. Research and Planning 5. Make a Case 6. Beginnings, Middles, Ends 7. Plagiarism, Quotation, Reference 8. The Craft of Writing 9. Exam Essays 10. How to Improve Your Essay Writing