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Doing Essays and Assignments

Essential Tips for Students

Doing Essays and Assignments
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This book provides students with an insider's view of what tutors and professors are looking for when they set essays and assignments. As such it will be a vital purchase for any student seeking practical and effective guidance on how to write successful essays and other written assignments.

Both lively and authoritative in equal measure, Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students leads its readers through all of the skills that are required for the process of essay and assignment writing at a number of levels. Pete Greasley finds the perfect balance between a humorous style and a comprehensive approach, which highlights a wide range of specific practical tips that all students could benefit from.

The tips are backed up by a survey of tutors, which highlights the things that markers are really looking for in students' work, paying particular attention to areas in which students commonly struggle. Topics include:

  • planning, time management and deadlines
  • reading and researching the literature
  • writing introductions and conclusions
  • answering the question
  • critical analysis and argument
  • referencing
  • language, grammar and expression
  • avoiding plagiarism

This will be a must-have book for all university students. The book's clear organization and broad content have been developed from the survey of tutors and Greasley's own extensive teaching experience. As enjoyable as it is functional, Doing Essays and Assignments sets the essay writing process within a manageable structure that will prove a friend to students and markers alike.

Pete Greasley is a lecturer at the School of Health Studies, University of Bradford.

SAGE Publications; April 2011
192 pages; ISBN 9781446242292
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