Inside Track to Successful Academic Writing

Series
Longman
Author
Andy Gillett / Angela Hammond / Mary Martala  
Publisher
Pearson Longman
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
360
Pub.-date
June 2009
ISBN13
9780273721710
ISBN
0273721712
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Description

 

Successful Academic Writing guides students through the whole process of academic writing, developing their ability to communicate ideas and research fluently and successfully. From understanding the task and planning essays or assignments, right through to utilising feedback, it will ensure students are able to get much more out of the writing process.

Features

The elements of writing covered in this book include:

  • Understanding the brief
  • Addressing your audience
  • Assessment criteria 
  • Best practice in reading and note-taking
  • Awareness of different types of academic writing
  • The editing and proofreading process
  • Interpreting and using feedback

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Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Understanding the task

 

Chapter 2: Overcoming the ‘blank sheet of paper’

 

Chapter 3: Planning your work

 

Chapter 4: Carrying out the research

 

Chapter 5: Readingand note-taking

 

Chapters 6 – 8: The process of writing

 

Chapter 9: Working with other people’s ideas and voices

 

Chapter 10: Finding your own voice

 

Chapter 11: Genre and discipline-specific writing

 

Chapter 12: Presenting your work

 

Chapter 13: Working with feedback

 

Chapter 14: Editing your work

 

Chapter 15: Summary and the way forward

 

Back Cover

Get the Inside Track to Successful Academic Writing !

Become a better academic writer and communicate your research & ideas fluently and successfully whatever your discipline, prior knowledge or level.

Successful Academic Writing will guide you through the whole process of academic writing, developing your ability to communicate your ideas and research fluently and successfully. From understanding the task and planning your essay or assignment, right through to using feedback and editing to improve your writing skills, it will ensure that understand how to get the most out of the process of writing.

With the in-depth understanding of the practice of academic writing that this book delivers, you will be better prepared to deal with – and succeed in -  the full range of writing tasks that will be expected of you over the course of your academic studies and on into your chosen career.

Key elements of writing covered in this book include:

·        Understanding the brief

·        Addressing your audience

·        Assessment criteria 

·        Best practice in reading and note-taking

·        Awareness of different types of academic writing

·        The editing and proofreading process

·        Interpreting and using feedback

About the Authors

Between them, Andy Gillett, Angela Hammond, Mary Martala have many years of experience in writing and teaching academic writing to students ranging from those with little formal education, through prospective undergraduates to PhD students, across a wide range of subject areas.


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