Writing Essays For Dummies

This straight-talking guide will help you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay?

Author: Mary Page

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470742907

Category: Education

Page: 332

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Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows you how to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, to help you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: Avoiding Plagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and Keeping Going Part IV: Mastering Language and Style Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the Perfect Paragraph Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’s Body Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: The Conclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources of Information Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches Chapter 16: It’s all in the detail Chapter 17: Perfecting Your Presentation Chapter 18: The afterglow Part VII: Part of Tens Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Avoid Things Going Wrong Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Make Your Essay Stand Out

How To Write Essays

This is true whether you are studying at GCSE, AS or A levels at school or college, or trying to gain a degree at university.

Author: Don Shiach

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848034907

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The skill of good essay writing is essential if you are to achieve the kind of grades you want in the courses you are studying. This is true whether you are studying at GCSE, AS or A levels at school or college, or trying to gain a degree at university. The advice and practical guidance you receive in this book will enable you to improve your grade assessments by putting into practice some simple, but invaluable principles of essay writing. These approaches will work for you whether you are facing assessment in timed exam conditions or being judged by coursework assignments. This book will take you step by step from your opening to your closing paragraph, so that you focus your thoughts on answering the assignment appropriately and relevantly. It also contains ten sample essays and useful chapters on grammar, accuracy and spelling.

How to Write Better Essays

Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind.

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137293350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.

Essay Writing

Essay Writing is a student guide with a mission: to enable students to write better essays and get the grades they deserve by demystifying the essay-writing process.

Author: MunLing Shields

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446242617

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Essay Writing is a student guide with a mission: to enable students to write better essays and get the grades they deserve by demystifying the essay-writing process. MunLing Shields places essay writing within the larger university experience for students. In a clear and easy to understand way the author guides the reader through the process of writing successful university essays by looking at essay writing in the context of academic communication, academic culture and different learning styles and approaches. This book: Helps students study more independently and learn more meaningfully to write better essays Offers invaluable insights into the way tutors see essays Explains why essays are set, and how to understand the rationale behind them Demonstrates how best to approach answering the question. This highly accessible book offers practical, in-depth guidance on each of the stages of the essay writing process - planning, drafting and editing - and relates them to the important sub-skills of information-gathering, reading academic texts, how to get the most out of lectures, referencing and citations, and fluency and appropriateness of style and language. 'An excellent guide for students new to writing essays at university' - David Ellicott, Senior Lecturer in Youth Justice and Youth Studies, Nottingham Trent University SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Basic Essay Writing

This writing curriculum is designed to be used as a workbook. Broken down into ten different sections or weeks, students will learn the basics of essay writing.

Author: Leslie Schnorenberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 1482708140

Category:

Page: 166

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This writing curriculum is designed to be used as a workbook. Broken down into ten different sections or weeks, students will learn the basics of essay writing. Students will be given instruction and assignments on 8 different types of essays - Descriptive, Narrative, Autobiographical, Informative, Expository, Argumentative, Compare and Contrast, and Cause and Effect. Also included is instruction for a creative book review, a final course exam and a resource section. Student will enjoy the "easy-to-use" format of this writing curriculum.

Essay Writing

Samples of excellent English essays, argumentative essay, descriptive essay, narrative essay, formal letter, informal letter, report writing, talk, farewell speech, inspirational speech, article, tips on how to write excellent English ...

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Publisher: MANI JACK

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Page: 125

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Samples of excellent English essays, argumentative essay, descriptive essay, narrative essay, formal letter, informal letter, report writing, talk, farewell speech, inspirational speech, article, tips on how to write excellent English essays, vocabulary.

Essay Writing Skills

In coursework assignments, dissertations and exams, a well-written essay can make the difference between a pass and a fail, and these essays provide you with the stepping stones that take you towards the degree, qualification and career ...

Author: Jacqueline Connelly

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749463922

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Writing essays is a major part of many further education courses. In coursework assignments, dissertations and exams, a well-written essay can make the difference between a pass and a fail, and these essays provide you with the stepping stones that take you towards the degree, qualification and career that you desire. Nothing will expose your uncertainty or lack of knowledge more than a poorly written essay; what Essay Writing Skills does is let you know what is expected of you and how best to go about your research, thus allowing you to get on top of your workload quickly. Essay Writing Skills offers practical and proven ways to maximise your success in all aspects of essay writing. From planning your first essay to assessing primary and secondary sources, it will help you to write in a systematic way that presents a convincing and academically sound argument. A comprehensive guide, it provides guidance and advice on good research techniques, grammar and accuracy, creating an essay plan and correctly citing your sources. It also includes a range of real life example essays and insider knowledge on how your essays are assessed, Essay Writing Skills is an indispensible source of advice, making the writing process clear and manageable to help you improve the quality of your written work.

Essays and Arguments A Handbook for Writing Student Essays

This book offers a straightforward, systematic introduction to some of the key elements of the construction of arguments in essay form.

Author: Ian Johnston

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460405253

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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How does one help undergraduate students learn quickly how to produce effectively organized, persuasive, well-reasoned essays? This book offers a straightforward, systematic introduction to some of the key elements of the construction of arguments in essay form. The focus here is on practical advice that will prove immediately useful to students—recommended procedures are emphasized, and detailed examples of academic and student writing are provided throughout. The book introduces the basics of argumentation before moving on to the structure and organization of essays. Planning and outlining the essay, writing strong thesis statements, organizing coherent paragraphs, and writing effective introductions and conclusions are among the subjects discussed. A separate section concisely explores issues specific to essays about literary works.

Writing Essays and Reports

This book is your easy guide to: preparing essays and re ports for high school, TAFE, university or business setting up a timeline for writing essays and reports research techniques structuring your work clearly and effectively drafting, ...

Author: Stephen McLaren

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 1877085200

Category: Academic writing

Page: 64

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This book is your easy guide to: preparing essays and re ports for high school, TAFE, university or business setting up a timeline for writing essays and reports research techniques structuring your work clearly and effectively drafting, editing and rewriting referencing other material in your work grammar, punctuation and language issues

A Student s Writing Guide

Boost your confidence and grades with this step-by-step guide to tackling university writing assignments.

Author: Gordon Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521729796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

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Boost your confidence and grades with this step-by-step guide to tackling university writing assignments.

Writing History Essays

Writing History Essays takes you step by step through the process of writing an assignment, breaking it down into a series of manageable tasks, including: • selecting sources • reading critically • taking notes • planning and ...

Author: I.W. Mabbett

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137543663

Category: Education

Page: 208

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To write history successfully, it is essential to understand the nuts and bolts of technique as well as the underlying principles which govern the whole process. Writing History Essays takes you step by step through the process of writing an assignment, breaking it down into a series of manageable tasks, including: • selecting sources • reading critically • taking notes • planning and drafting your essay • referencing correctly and avoiding plagiarism This book also takes you beyond the essay, with practical advice on writing book reviews, reports and dissertations, as well as guidance on sitting examinations. This new edition includes reflective questions at the end of each chapter and discussion of visual and web-based sources, making it an indispensable guide for history students.

How to Write Essays

This guide tells you how to: - Structure essays - How to make notes - The elements good essays need to include - How to reference and create bibliographies - How to format essays This guide is aimed at mature students, such as those who ...

Author: Kate Scott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 153063671X

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Page: 70

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How to Write Essays: A Guide for Mature Students Who Have Forgotten HowEssay writing is a skill that many students, young and old, struggle with. For the mature student, who has not had to write an essay for many years, perhaps decades, it can be difficult to know where to start, as well as know what a tutor is looking for. This guide tells you how to:* Structure essays* How to make notes* The elements good essays need to include* How to reference and create bibliographies* How to format essaysThis guide is aimed at mature students, such as those who study with The Open University and other distance learning institutions, but will also prove helpful to students in high school and those entering university.

Writing Essays

This text covers all aspects of academic essay writing from understanding the question to the presentation of the finished essay.

Author: Roy Johnson

Publisher: Roy Johnson

ISBN: 9780951984406

Category: Authorship

Page: 103

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This text covers all aspects of academic essay writing from understanding the question to the presentation of the finished essay. The guidance notes may be used as a programme of advice or as a source of reference. Five model essays are included which successfully answered questions on politics, history, philosophy, sociology and literary studies. The book also contains suggestions for further reading.

Essays and Essay Writing Based on Atlantic Monthly Models

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: William Maddux Tanner

Publisher: Merz Press

ISBN: 9781408668955

Category: Study Aids

Page: 336

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

School Essays And Letters

As the book contains ample number of sample essays and letters of varied types, it for sure will prove to be an inspiring and useful book for all school students.

Author: Arihant Experts

Publisher: Arihant Publications India limited

ISBN: 9789351769927

Category:

Page: 228

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Essay Writing and Letter Writing has always been a part of English curriculum in almost every school for all students studying English irrespective of the fact whether they are studying in Class 3 or Class 10. The Descriptive English section covers essay and letter writing to evaluate the effective writing skills of the students. The present book contains ample number of school essays and letters (formal & informal). The present book on School Essays & Letters has been divided into eight sections covering the wide range of essays namely Current Affairs, Society & Social Issues, Economy & Infrastructure, Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology, Great Personalities, Proverbs & Sayings and Miscellaneous. The Current Affairs section covers Asian Games 2014, Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 FIFA World Cup, India’s Odyssey to Mars, The Dread of Ebola, Telangana: Emergence of a New State, etc whereas the Society & Social Issues section covers Brain Drain, Nuclear Family vs Joint Family, Gender Discrimination, Has Politics in India Lost its Way?, etc. The Economy & Infrastructure has been divided into Mineral Wealth in India, Indian Economy, Urbanisation, Green Revolution, etc whereas the Science & Technology section covers Social Networking: Pros & Cons, Charms & Challenges of Cyber World, Robotics: The Future is Here, Super Computers, etc. The Environment and Ecology section has been divided into Ozone Layer Depletion, Disaster Management, Non-Conventional Sources of Energy, River Linking Projects, Poaching in India, Earthquakes, etc whereas the following section covers Great Personalities like Satyendra Nath Bose, Bhagat Singh, Nelson Mandela, Mary Kom, Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Mother Teresa, etc. The Proverbs & Sayings covers Health is Wealth, When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going, Look Before You Leap, etc whereas the Miscellaneous section covers My Dream School, Our Metro, A House on Fire, Career Selection, Vocational Education, Importance of Moral Values, Our Universe, etc. After the collection of essays, a number of sample letters are also covered in the book. Also quotes for General Use and Increased Word Power through Phrases and Proverbs have been covered at the end. As the book contains ample number of sample essays and letters of varied types, it for sure will prove to be an inspiring and useful book for all school students.

Good Essay Writing

Writing good essays can be a real challenge. If you need a helping hand (or simply want to improve your technique) this book sets out proven approaches and techniques which can help everyone write good essays.

Author: Peter Redman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446209424

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! Writing good essays can be a real challenge. If you need a helping hand (or simply want to improve your technique) this book sets out proven approaches and techniques which can help everyone write good essays. Extensively revised and updated, this 4th edition includes new material such as: A chapter on essay planning, focusing on literature searching (using online materials), note-taking and formulating an argument A comparison of essay writing to exam writing The use of academic language, vocabulary and register, and its 'accuracy and appropriateness' A new Companion Website providing additional activities, downloads and resources. The authors focus on answering key questions you will face when preparing essays - What do tutors look for when marking my essay? What kind of skills do I need as I progress through my course? How can I avoid inadvertent plagiarism? What are the protocols for referencing? Encapsulated in easy to digest summaries, this edition shows you how to approach different types of essay questions, addresses common worries, and provides extensive use of worked examples including complete essays which are fully analysed and discussed. Visit the Companion Website at www.uk.sagepub.com/redman/ for a range of free support materials! Good Essay Writing is highly recommended for anyone studying social sciences who wants to brush up on their essay writing skills and achieve excellent grades. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!