Writing Essays For Dummies by Mary PageWriting Essays For Dummies by Mary Page

Writing Essays For Dummies

byMary Page, Carrie Winstanley

Paperback | January 24, 2012

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Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows you how to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, to help you produce a well-crafted and confident final document.

Writing Essays For Dummies covers:

Part I: Navigating a World of Information 
Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays
Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type

Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating
Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading 
Chapter 4: Researching Online
Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material 
Chapter 6: Avoiding Plagiarism                                                             

Part III: Putting Pen to Paper  
Chapter 7: Writing as a process  
Chapter 8: Getting Going and Keeping Going                                          

Part IV: Mastering Language and Style     
Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence
Chapter 10: Penning the Perfect Paragraph        
Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice                                                                

Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation
Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction   
Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’s Body               
Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: The Conclusion                            
Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources of Information                                 

Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches
Chapter 16: It’s all in the detail                              
Chapter 17: Perfecting Your Presentation           
Chapter 18: The afterglow                                     

Part VII: Part of Tens   
Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Avoid Things Going Wrong   
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Make Your Essay Stand Out

Mary Page teaches English for Academic Purposes and essay-writing skills at the University of Southampton. Dr Carrie Winstanley is a Principal lecturer in Education at Roehampton University. Carrie was recently named one of the Top 50 university teachers in the UK by the Higher Education Academy.
Title:Writing Essays For DummiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9.2 × 6.2 × 0.78 inPublished:January 24, 2012Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0470742909

ISBN - 13:9780470742907

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save your money This book is not even remotely helpful; almost every page tells the reader to relax and do research. It does contain some stuff on grammar and structure which might be helpful if that's not your forte. However, I sincerely doubt anyone starting university doesn't already know every topic this book covers. I bought this thinking it might help me get better marks in university (I recently started) there is not one remarkable thing about this book so far from what I've read. If you've never written an essay in your life or are just starting high school then this might be helpful. Otherwise try something else; I wish I did. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-03

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Navigating a World of Information 7

Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays 9

Chapter 2: Getting Going and Keeping Going 27

Chapter 3: Working Out the Essay Type 45

Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating 63

Chapter 4: Eyes Down: Academic Reading 65

Chapter 5: Researching Online 85

Chapter 6: Note Taking and Organising Your Material 97

Chapter 7: Avoiding Plagiarism 115

Part III: Mastering Language and Style 129

Chapter 8: Writing with Confidence: Brushing Up Your Grammar 131

Chapter 9: Penning the Perfect Paragraph 147

Chapter 10: Writing in the Academic Style 163

Part IV: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation 189

Chapter 11: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction 191

Chapter 12: Serving the Main Course: The Essay's Body 201

Chapter 13: Dishing Up Dessert: The Conclusion 215

Chapter 14: Acknowledging Sources of Information 227

Part V: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches 243

Chapter 15: Editing and Proofreading: It's All in the Detail 245

Chapter 16: Perfecting Your Presentation 259

Chapter 17 : Moving On: Results and Feedback 269

Part VI: The Part of Tens 279

Chapter 18: Ten Troubleshooting Tips 281

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Writing Essays in Exams 289

Index 301