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Academic writing and referencing for your education degree

Author: Jane Bottomley, (Senior language tutor); Steven Pryjmachuk; David Waugh
Publisher: St Albans : Critical Publishing Ltd, 2018.
Series: Critical study skills for education students.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gives you with a sound knowledge and understanding of what constitutes good academic writing in education through a range of strategies for writing successful essays and reports. Emphasises the importance of clarity and coherence in your writing about education and advises how to improve your academic style, grammar and punctuation, and formatting and presentation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1010982923
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Bottomley, (Senior language tutor); Steven Pryjmachuk; David Waugh
ISBN: 9781912096763 1912096765 9781912096756 1912096757 9781912096770 1912096773
OCLC Number: 1042329495
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Meet the series editor and authors; Introduction; A note on terminology; Chapter 1 Academic writing: text, process and criticality; Academic writing at university: a new start?; Academic writing for education undergraduates; The writing process; Approaching a writing assignment; Analysing a writing assignment; Discussion: unpacking essay titles and questions; Planning; Reading and information gathering; Writing essentials; Writing critically; Stance; Argument; Nuance Expressing stanceDiscussion: writing critically; Discussion: summarising your argument; The importance of evidence; Writing essays; Essay structure; Introduction (the 'beginning'); Main body of the text (the 'middle'); Summary and/or conclusion (the 'end'); Reflective essays; Writing short reflections for journals or portfolios; Discussion: reflective writing; Writing in exams; Discussion: answering exam questions; Writing dissertations; References; Chapter 2 Coherent texts and arguments; Planning for coherence; Editing and redrafting for coherence; The truth about writing! Putting yourself in the reader's shoesDiscussion: editing and redrafting for coherence; Writing essay introductions and conclusions; Cohesion and paragraph structure; General and specific information; Old and new information; Referring back in the text: repetition, variation and pronoun use; Referring back in the text: useful words and phrases; Linking ideas; Developing a coherent argument and expressing criticality; Discussion: developing a coherent argument; Paragraph 1; Paragraph 2; Paragraph 3; The language of criticality; Discussion: identifying stance; References Chapter 3 Referring to sourcesTerminology; Why should I reference?; How should I reference?; The Harvard system; Example (main text); Example (final reference list); Referencing styles; Using the Harvard system; In-text conventions in the Harvard system; Multiple references; Direct quotations; The use of 'et al'; Compiling your final list of references in the Harvard system; Referencing books; Referencing chapters in edited books; Referencing journal articles; Theses and dissertations; Conference proceedings; Newspapers and magazines; Organisational or 'corporate' authors Common problems in referencingAuthors with multiple outputs in the same year; Secondary citations; Electronic sources of information; Variations in referencing; Using sources critically; Discussion: critical use of sources; Academic malpractice; Chapter 4 Language in use; Academic style; Clarity; Discussion: clarity; Strategies for achieving clarity; Formality; Discussion: identifying formal style; Discussion: word choice; Strategies for making your writing more formal; Grammar, spelling and punctuation; Common areas of difficulty in grammar and spelling; Quantifiers; Grammatical agreement
Series Title: Critical study skills for education students.
Responsibility: Jane Bottomley, Steven Pryjmachuk and David Waugh.

Abstract:

Gives you with a sound knowledge and understanding of what constitutes good academic writing in education through a range of strategies for writing successful essays and reports. Emphasises the importance of clarity and coherence in your writing about education and advises how to improve your academic style, grammar and punctuation, and formatting and presentation.

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