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Brilliant academic writing

Brilliant academic writing

Kirton, Bill

Providing instantaneous and easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of academic writing, this book covers essays, assignments, reports, reflective writing, exam questions, research reports and literature reviews

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Harlow: Pearson, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Bill Kirton
ISBN: 0273775138, 9780273775133
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: xiii, 190 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Literature.; English language Rhetoric.; Academic writing.
Alternative Title: Academic writing

Contents

  1. About the author
  2. Author's acknowledgements
  3. Publisher's acknowledgements
  4. Introduction: Do as we say, not as we do
  5. Part 1: Establishing the basics
  6. Developing good writing skills
  7. Giving markers what they want
  8. Getting started with academic writing
  9. Part 2: Getting ready to write
  10. Learning how to read
  11. Turning reading into notes
  12. The bare bones of academic writing structures
  13. How to create a plan
  14. Part 3: Writing, Editing and other essentials
  15. The conventions of academic writing
  16. The basics of sentences and paragraphs
  17. The importance of critical thinking
  18. Never ever plagiarise
  19. Quotations, citations and references
  20. The importance of the post-writing phases
  21. Making the most of feedback
  22. Conclusion: Follow the conventions but be yourself

Author note

Bill Kirton is an experienced lecturer and writer who most recently held the post of Royal Literary Fund Writing fellow at the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews.

Jonathan Weyers and Kathleen McMillan both work at the University of Dundee. Both have been teaching and lecturing for over 25 years and latterly have specialised in the transferable skills area. They have a track record of collaborative writing and achievement in this area.

Description

Write Brilliantly at university - whatever your course!

An accessible, attractive guide to the most important academic writing skills a student needs to wite successfully for any purpose on any course, whether it be essays, assignments, reports, reflective writing, exam questions, research reports, literature reviews - any type of academic writing, on any course. This book will give the reader a sound grounding on what the whole business of academic writing is about, and will provide instantaneous, easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of academic writing.

Back cover copy

Develop key writing skills to succeed on your course.

Brilliant Academic Writing is an accessible, practical guide to the most important and essential academic writing skills that every student needs. It will help you master these skills and succeed in assignments, reports, reflective writing, exam questions, research reports and literature reviews on any university course.

This book will give you a sound grounding in the conventions, structures and practice of good academic writing and will provide instantaneous, easily accessible practical advice and guidance on the most important academic writing skills that you will need to get the most out of your course.

Brilliant Outcomes

Develop the key academic writing skills that allow you to successfully express your ideas

·        Get to grips with the conventions and structures of good academic writing

·        Identify key elements that markers look for in your work

Demonstrate critical thinking in your written work