Writing At University: A Guide For Students

Author: Creme, Phyllis,Lea, Mary

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335221165

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This text presents strategies and approaches to allow the reader to gain more control over his or her academic writing in a higher education environment. This edition includes more detailed consideration of plagiarism and careful use of source material.

Writing for University

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137531886

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 5677

This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university. Direct and practical advice allows students to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to hit the ground running from their first year of study. Well-presented, featuring lively illustrations.

Writing at University

A Guide for Students

Author: Phyllis Creme,Mary R. Lea

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335213252

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

View: 5327

This text presents strategies and approaches to allow the reader to gain more control over his or her academic writing in a higher education environment. This second edition has been completely updated with coverage of report writing, learning journals, electronic writing and using the Internet.

How to Write for University

Academic Writing for Success

Author: Kathleen McMillan,Jonathan Weyers

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292006471

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 8915

Undertaking a writing project for assessment can be a challenging prospect for students of all disciplines and especially those new to academic writing in higher education. The unique 12-step approach in this book leads students through the different stages that apply to any form of academic writing - gathering relevant information, processing that information through effective planning, creating the text and developing writing for future assignments including exam writing. The authors follow their tried-and-tested Smarter Student series approach to deliver timely, practical, hands-on guidance based on real-life experience from teaching and assessing students’ writing. How to write for university – academic writing for success is an invaluable tutorial and reference for any student approaching university writing assignments.

The Student Phrase Book

Vocabulary for Writing at University

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137299797

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 757

To write successfully at university you need to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively; imprecise or incorrect word use will lessen both the clarity and the credibility of your work. This book gives you an accessible 'way in' to words and phrases used in academic writing. It will help you to express your ideas, arguments and evaluations clearly and precisely, and to produce successful written work. The Student Phrase Book: • Presents over 1,000 mid- to advanced-level words and phrases common to writing across disciplines • Presents these words and phrases within the context of common writing functions and sentences so that you can see why and how they are used • Gives definitions and other important information for many of the words presented, concentrating on the words that most often cause problems • Explains the differences in meaning and use between commonly confused words • Shows you what other words surround the key word, so that you can use it with confidence • Is for anyone who is not totally familiar with writing at university, whatever their discipline or level of study

University Writing in Central and Eastern Europe: Tradition, Transition, and Innovation

Author: Mădălina Chitez,Claudia Ioana Doroholschi,Otto Kruse,Łukasz Salski,Dumitru Tucan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331995198X

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 5599

This book explores specific issues related to academic writing provision in the post-communist countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Europe. Although they have different cultures and writing traditions, these countries share common features in what regards the development of higher education and research and encounter challenges different from Western European countries. Since academic writing as a discipline is relatively new in Eastern Europe, but currently plays an essential part in the development of higher education and the process of European integration, the volume aims to open discussion on academic writing in the region by addressing several issues such as the specific challenges in providing academic writing support at tertiary level in post-communist countries, the limitations and possibilities in implementing Western models of academic writing provision, or the complex interactions between writing in national languages and writing in a second language. Additionally, the book presents several recent initiatives and possible models for providing academic writing support in universities in the area. The important role of academic writing in English, a common feature in post-communist countries, is reflected in the sections which focus on writing in English as a foreign language, as well as on the impact of English upon national languages. The volume will be of interest to academic writing researchers and teachers and those involved in teaching academic writing at the tertiary level.

Writers INC

Write for College : a Student Handbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Great Source Education Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780669444025

Category: Education

Page: 556

View: 4166

- MLA and APA documentation and research paper styles- Student models of critical college writing forms- Clear guidelines for citing print and electronic sources- Writing process and Proofreading Guides

The Art of Successful Writing

For University Students and Professional Writers

Author: Ridwan Abdul-Kareem,Delroy Constantine-Simms,Sonya Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989676076

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 650

View: 1539

The Art of Successful Writing is an edited book, that provides systematic instructions, on reading, writing, and critical thinking, including examples, and exercises, which range from the initial stages of how to write a grammatically correct sentence through to mastering the art of academic essay and research writing.

Writing for Health Professionals

A Manual for Writers

Author: Philip Burnard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489928510

Category: Medical

Page: 171

View: 5936

I try to leave out the parts that people skip. Elmore Leonard This book is all about writing: it is both a practical and a personal account. When you write a book like this you put yourself on the line: you run the risk of people reading what you have written and saying 'he's saying one thing and doing another'. You stand to break the rules that you set up - quite badly. That is probably not such a terrible thing; besides, that should be part of the process of using this book. As you read it, notice when rules are broken. Check the phrasing, the sentence and paragraph construction, and see whether or not I have stuck to the rules. Then see whether or not the rules would have improved the passage in question. Begin to read books as much for their style, layout and general format as for their con tent. If you are going to write, you need to see plenty of examples of all of these things - good, bad and indifferent. to write for some time but was always This is a book I have wanted nervous of writing, so here it is: an introduction to some of the ways and means of writing. lt is, as I say, personal; I hope it will be useful. A word about sexism and the writing process. I find the use of 'his or her' and its variants clumsy.

The Writing Process

Composition Writing for University Students

Author: Lennart Björk,Michael Knight,Eleanor Wikborg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789144282220

Category:

Page: 136

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Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines

A Guide for College Faculty

Author: Patrick Bahls

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118205820

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9635

Designing interesting problems and writing assignments is one ofthe chief tasks of all teachers, but it can be especiallychallenging to translate and apply learning theory, good teachingtechniques, and writing assignments into STEM and otherquantitative disciplines. Student Writing in the QuantitativeDisciplines offers instructors in math-based disciplines meaningfulapproaches to making their coursework richer and more relevant fortheir students, as well as satisfying institutional imperatives forwriting curricula. This important resource provides instructorswith the hands-on skills needed to guide their students in writingwell in quantitative courses at all levels of the collegecurriculum and to promote students' general cognitive andintellectual growth. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes: Ideas for using writing as a means of learning mathematicalconcepts Illustrative examples of effective writing activities andassignments in a number of different genres Assessment criteria and effective strategies for responding tostudents' writing Examples of ways to help students engage in peer review,revision, and resubmission of their written work "Those of us who spend our lives urging faculty in alldisciplines to integrate more writing into their courses havewished for the day when someone like Patrick Bahls would stepforward with a book like this one."—Chris M. Anson, UniversityDistinguished Professor and director, Campus Writing and SpeakingProgram, North Carolina State University "Written by a mathematician, this readable, theoretically soundbook describes practical strategies for teachers in thequantitative sciences to assign and respond to students' writing.It also describes numerous approaches to writing that engagestudents in disciplinary learning, collaborative discovery, andeffective communication."—Art Young, Campbell Professor ofEnglish emeritus, Clemson University "Loaded with practical advice, this timely, important, andengaging book will be an invaluable resource for instructorswishing to bring the benefits of writing-to-learn to thequantitative disciplines. As a mathematician thoroughly grounded inwriting-across-the-curriculum scholarship, Bahls brings humor,classroom experience, and pedagogical savvy to a mission he clearlyloves—improving the quality of student learning in math andscience."—John C. Bean, professor, Seattle University, andauthor, Engaging Ideas

Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education

Theories, Practices and Models

Author: Dr Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230367984

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 3269

Academic Writing is emerging as a distinct subject for teaching and research in higher education in the UK and elsewhere. Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education introduces this growing field and provides a resource for university teachers, researchers and administrators interested in developing students' writing.

Writing for the Medium

Television in Transition

Author: Thomas Elsaesser,Jan Simons,Lucette Bronk

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053560549

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

View: 1465

This collection of essays, by well known writers on the subject of writing for television, is divided into three sections, with the first one devoted to the debates on quality television. The second one focuses on literature and television. The final section examines 'Science on television', with series editors from Britain and Germany giving first-hand accounts of the scope for serious science reporting on television.

Academic Writing and Dyslexia

A Visual Guide to Writing at University

Author: Adrian J. Wallbank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135196688X

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 2014

This book presents a unique visual approach to academic writing and composition specifically tailored to the needs of dyslexic students in higher education. Readers will learn to successfully structure and articulate their ideas, get to grips with critical reading, thinking and writing, and fulfil their full academic potential. The ‘writing process’ is demystified and techniques for writing compelling, insightful and mark generating essays are conveyed via innovative and meaningful representations, templates, images, icons and prompts, specifically designed to meet the visual and ‘big picture’ strengths of dyslexic learners. A companion website offers supplementary exercises, examples, videos and a full range of downloadable templates and bookmarks. Written by a dyslexic for dyslexics, Academic Writing and Dyslexia is underpinned by extensive research. As a dyslexic student you will learn to present your thoughts with confidence, critically evaluate competing arguments and gain top marks. The book will help you bridge the gap between your existing coping strategies and the increased demands and rigours of academic writing at university. It will be an invaluable resource for dyslexic students, academics, dyslexia specialists, learning developers and writing tutors throughout the higher education sector.

Students Writing in the University

Cultural and epistemological issues

Author: Carys Jones,Joan Turner,Brian Street

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027294828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 7491

This volume aims to raise awareness of the underlying complexities concerning student writing in the universities. The authors address a series of theoretical as well as practical questions regarding the literacies required of students in Higher Education, from the perspective of both students themselves and of their tutors. The research described here intends to move beyond the narrow confines of current policy debates and the quick fix solutions of writing manuals, to explore the epistemological, cultural, historical and theoretical bases of such writing. Issues addressed include the nature of competing epistemologies that underlie the writing process and the varying degrees of explicitness about what academic writing entails; ways of challenging the institutional marginalisation of academic writing as teaching, learning, and research practice; what counts as knowledge and how far it is mediated by the rhetorical conventions of one culture; to what extent the challenging of such rhetorical conventions is itself a crucial epistemological issue. Writing, in this volume, then, is addressed in terms of academic literacy practices involving relations of power, issues of identity and theories of knowledge.

Effective Writing Skills for Social Work Students

Author: Philip Musson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857254184

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 8373

This concise text is written specifically to help students and practitioners hone their techniques and develop their skills when it comes to writing in a clear, accessible and, above all, rigorous manner. There are sections on good essay writing and how to construct an argument, referencing and plagiarism, and reflective and critical writing. More than just another study skills book, Effective Writing Skills for Social Work is focused on real, day-to-day practice issues and the complex academic demands faced by social work students.

Just Write

An Easy-to-Use Guide to Writing at University

Author: Bill Kirton,Kathleen M McMillan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134154607

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 479

This is a basic, short guide that helps students make the transition to writing at college or university as simple as possible, providing them with the basic skills they need to write in an effective academic style. The authors draw on their own work to demystify the academic writing process that many students, in all disciplines, find daunting. By understanding exactly what obstacles students face when approaching writing at university they offer proven advice that is simple, uncomplicated and easily achievable. Clear and accessible, this book gives students step-by-step advice to overcome the main hurdles. It covers: overcoming apprehension – then making sure you know exactly what you are supposed to do planning reading – managing your time and keeping your focus, helping you get the material that needs to be in your work getting organised – you are ready to write the first draft, take a break and finally come back and edit it. Jargon-free, the book helps students at all levels of higher education to write clearly and persuasively, expressing both opinions and findings.