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Writing good essays is one of the most challenging aspects of studying in the social sciences. This simple guide provides you with proven approaches and techniques to help turn you into a well-oiled, essay writing machine.
Good Essay Writing demonstrates how to think critically and formulate your argument as well as offering water-tight structuring tips, referencing advice and a word on those all too familiar common worries - all brought to life through real student examples from a range of subjects.
Now in its fifth edition, this fresh update contains:
New essay examples are analysed and discussed, so you have a clear understanding of what makes a good essay A new chapter on essay writing skills and other forms of social science writing, helping you transfer the skills you learn to different types of written assessmentsA new Companion Website providing additional exercises and examples, helping you practice and apply the skills.
This practical guide is an absolute must for everybody wanting - or needing - to brush up on their essay writing skills and boost their grades.
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- Paperback | 200 pages
- 170 x 242 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
- 22 Jun 2017
- Sage Publications Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 5th Revised edition
This book sets out proven approaches and techniques which can help everyone write good essays. Extensively revised and updated in this fourth edition, Good Essay Writing now includes new material such as:
- A chapter on essay planning, focusing on literature searching (using online materials), note-taking and formulating an argument
- A comparison of essay writing to exam writing
- The use of academic language, vocabulary and register, and its Ã¢ÂÂaccuracy and appropriatenessÃ¢ÂÂ
- more exemplar material used throughout the chapters
The authors focus on answering key questions students face when preparing essays Ã¢ÂÂ What do tutors look for when marking my essay? What kind of skills do I need as I progress through my course? How can I avoid inadvertent plagiarism? What are the protocols for referencing?
Encapsulated in easy to digest summaries, this new edition shows you how to approach different types of essay questions, addresses common worries, and provides extensive use of worked examples including complete essays which are fully analyzed and discussed. Each chapter also includes suggested further reading and an extensive glossary.
Good Essay Writing is highly recommended for anyone studying social sciences who wants to brush up on their essay writing skills and achieve excellent grades.