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Writing for university

Writing for university

Godfrey, Jeanne, author

This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university. Direct and practical advice allows students to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to hit the ground running in their first year of study

Paperback, Book. English.
Second edition.
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Published London: Palgrave, 2016

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Jeanne Godfrey
ISBN: 113753186X, 9781137531865
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Previous edition: 2011.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: viii, 120 p. : ill ; 11 x 14 cm.
Series: Pocket study skills
Subject: Academic writing.; Literature.
Series Title: Pocket study skills.

Contents

  1. PART I: INTRODUCTION
  2. 1. Myths and Facts About Academic Writing
  3. 2. What Academic Writing Looks Like
  4. 3. Your Writing Context and Purpose
  5. 4. The Five Essential Elements of Writing
  6. Summary
  7. PART II: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 1: WRITE CRITICALLY
  8. 5. What Critical Writing Is
  9. 6. What Critical Writing Looks Like
  10. 7. Common Errors in Critical Writing
  11. Summary
  12. PART III: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 2: USE YOUR SOURCES EFFECTIVELY AND CORRECTLY
  13. 8. Using Their Words - Quotation
  14. 9. Using Your Words - Paraphrase and Source Summary
  15. 10. Using Verbs To Show That You Understand Your Sources
  16. 11. Referencing Styles and Techniques
  17. 12. How To Avoid Accidental Plagiarism
  18. Summary
  19. PART IV: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 3: LET YOUR OWN VOICE SHINE THROUGH
  20. 13. Making Your Own Voice Clear
  21. 14. Using Verbs To Show Your Own Position
  22. 15. Using I and We
  23. 16. Expressing Levels of Certainty and Caution
  24. Summary
  25. PART V: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 4: WRITE FOR YOUR READER
  26. 17. Having a Clear Overall Structure
  27. 18. Having Clear Paragraph Structure
  28. 19. Developing a Clear Writing Style
  29. 20. Using Words Precisely
  30. Summary
  31. PART VI: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 5: REWRITE LIKE AN EXPERT
  32. 21. The Process of Writing and Rewriting
  33. 22. Common Language Errors
  34. 23. A Checklist
  35. Summary
  36. Final Comments

Author note

Jeanne Godfrey is a lecturer, consultant and author in English language, particularly its use by university students and staff. She also works in the areas of teaching methodology, student learning and university course quality and design.

Jeanne has taught and managed in higher education for over twenty years and set up one of the first student writing centres in a UK university. She is the author of How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays, Reading and Making Notes and The Student Phrase Book.
 
Through her teaching and publications, Jeanne helps students express themselves in their work, develop in their fields and write with confidence and success.

Description for teachers

Writing For University demystifies academic writing and offers direct and practical advice, giving students the confidence, knowledge and tools to hit the ground running from their first year of study.