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Brilliant writing tips for students

Brilliant writing tips for students

Copus, Julia, 1969-

With tips on punctuation, style, grammar and essay structure, this handy guide provides succinct and practical guidance on students' most common areas of concern in their written work. Each tip is supplemented by authentic examples of student writing; suggested re-writes; and appropriate self-help exercises

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

Available at Darlington Campus and Middlesbrough Campus.

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Julia Copus
ISBN: 0230220029, 9780230220027
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 102 p. : ill. ; 14 cm.
Series: Pocket study skills
Subject: Report writing.; English language Rhetoric.

Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
  3. PART I: PUNCTUATION
  4. Full Stop or Comma?
  5. The Comma
  6. The Colon
  7. The Semicolon
  8. The Apostrophe
  9. PART II: SENTENCE STRUCTURE
  10. What Makes a Sentence a Sentence?
  11. The Secret of Clear Sentences
  12. PART III: PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE
  13. How to Build a Paragraph
  14. Using Topic Sentences to Define your Paragraphs
  15. PART IV: STYLE
  16. Maintaining Clarity in Longer Sentences
  17. Parallel Sentence Structure
  18. Placing Key Concepts at the End of a Sentence
  19. Beware of Overusing Abstract Nouns
  20. Can I Use the First Person ('I')?
  21. PART V: AT A GLANCE
  22. How to Improve your Writing Style - a Checklist
  23. Useful Phrases for Essay Writing
  24. Index

Author note

JULIA COPUShas taught academic and creative writing throughout the UK, and is an Advisory Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund, an Honorary Fellow of Exeter University and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also an award-winning poet.

Description for teachers

Brilliant Writing Tips For Students provides succinct and practical guidance on students' most common areas of concern in written work, including punctuation, style, grammar and essay structure, supplemented by authentic student examples, suggested re-writes, and self-help exercises.