Making Your Case

Series
Longman
Author
Rebecca Stott / Anna Snaith / Rick Rylance  
Publisher
Pearson Longman
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
168
Pub.-date
November 2000
ISBN13
9780582382442
ISBN
0582382440
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Description

This practical book demystifies the processes of academic writing through careful explanation and a series of engaging and practical examples.

Features

  • The techniques and strategies offered apply to all forms of writing which require a degree of argument and analysis.
  • Provides examples from students and academics who do already write effectively, to enhance students' skills.
  • Places emphasis on drafting, redrafting, adaptation and correction as essential processes in the transformation and communication of ideas.
  • Outlines the skills central to academic essay writing including moving beyond knowledge to understanding; discriminating between one idea and another; and building up ideas to make a case.
  • Introduces the history and variety of the essay as a genre as well as the range of styles and voices employed by contemporary critics and students.
  • Provides a guide to the three different systems of referencing currently used in academic writing.

Table of Contents

1. On Essays
2. Style and Voice in Academic Writing
3. The Essay Writing Process
4. Paragraphs - The Building Blocks of Essays
5. Summary Skills
6. Editing Skills or, Adventures in Densely-Packed Sentences
7. References and Bibliographies.
Further Reading.
Appendix: David Lodge (1990) Composition, Distribution, Arrangement: Form and Structure in Jane Austen s Novels .

Author

Anna Snaith, Lecturer in English, Anglia Polytechnic University

Rick Rylance, Professor of Modern English Literature, Anglia Polytechnic University