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How to write for university : academic writing for success

Author: Kathleen McMillan; Jonathon Weyers
Publisher: Harlow, England : Pearson, 2014. ©2014
Series: Smarter study skills.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Undertaking a writing project for assessment can be a challenging prospect for students of all disciplines and especially those new to academic writing in higher education. The unique 12-step approach in this book leads students through the different stages that apply to any form of academic writing - gathering relevant information, processing that information through effective planning, creating the text and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen McMillan; Jonathon Weyers
ISBN: 9781292001500 129200150X
OCLC Number: 875345899
Description: x, 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The importance of writing at university --
Essentials for getting started --
how to gather and record relevant information --
2. University writing in context --
3. Lectures, listening and academic writing --
4. Researching information for writing assignments --
5. Reading effectively --
6. Notes from lectures and reading --
7. Speaking, thinking and academic writing --
Understanding the contexts and practices relating to academic writing --
how to meet the standards --
8. Organizing yourself for writing --
9. The format of academic writing --
10. Following the expected academic style in your writing --
11. Information-processing and critical thinking for writing --
12. Referring to source material in your writing --
13. Presentation of academic assignments --
14. What markers look for when assessing written work --
Writing technique --
how to plan and write for assessment --
15. Planning you writing assignments --
16. Writing a first draft --
17. Reviewing, editing and proof-reading your writing --
Developing future academic writing --
how to build on markers' advice for good results --
18. Acting on the feedback on your coursework --
19. Academic writing in exams.
Series Title: Smarter study skills.
Other Titles: Academic writing for success
Responsibility: Kathleen McMillan, Jonathan Weyers.

Abstract:

Undertaking a writing project for assessment can be a challenging prospect for students of all disciplines and especially those new to academic writing in higher education. The unique 12-step approach in this book leads students through the different stages that apply to any form of academic writing - gathering relevant information, processing that information through effective planning, creating the text and developing writing for future assignments including exam writing. This book delivers timely, practical, hands-on guidance based on real-life experience from teaching and assessing students' writing. This is an invaluable tutorial and reference for any student approaching university writing assignments.

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