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An accessible guide to the most important academic writing skills a student needs to write successful essays and assignments on any HE 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 planning, researching, writing, revising and referencing a successful essay.
· Uses the tried & tested Brilliant style to deliver the most important & essential academic writing guidance to the new student.
· Delivers practical, directive guidance on the key areas that student lack confidence and skills in for immediate results.
· Instantaneous, easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of academic writing skills.
· Gives the reader a sound grounding on the whole business ofsuccessful academic writing.
About the author
Introduction: Do as we say, not as we do
Part 1: Establishing the basics
Chapter 1: Developing good writing skills
Chapter 2: Giving markers what they want
Chapter 3: Getting started with academic writing
Part 2: The research phase
Chapter 4: Learning how to read
Chapter 5: Libraries are more than just books
Chapter 6: Turning reading into notes
Chapter 7: The importance of critical thinking
Part 3: Getting ready to write
Chapter 8: The bare bones of academic writing structures
Chapter 9: How to create a plan
Part 4: The writing phase
Chapter 10: The conventions of academic writing
Chapter 11: The basics of sentences and paragraphs
Chapter 12: Good grammar
Chapter 13: Punctuation matters
Chapter 14: Spelling it right
Chapter 15: Expanding your vocabulary
Part 5: Editing and other essentials
Chapter 16: The importance of the post-writing phases
Chapter 17: Never ever plagiarise
Chapter 18: Quotations, citations and references
Part 6: Maximising your potential
Chapter19: The elements and advantages of good presentation
Chapter 20: Making the most of feedback
Chapter 21: Essays in exams
Conclusion: Take the advice but be yourself
Develop key study skills to get the most from your course
Brilliant Essay is an accessible, practical guide to the most important and essential essay planning and writing skills that any student needs. It will help you master and succeed in written assignments and assessments on any university course.
This book will give you a sound grounding on what the whole business of researching, planning and writing essays is about. It provides instantaneous, easily-accessible, practical advice and guidance to all of the most important academic skills that you will need to develop to get the most out of your course and maximise your final grade.
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, where he specialised in helping students across all subjects in developing their literary and academic writing and research skills. Bill is also a published author and respected ghostwriter who specialises in making information accessible to specific audiences.