Write great essays! : a guide to reading and essay writing for undergraduates and taught postgraduates / Peter Levin.

by Levin, Peter, 1936-Looking glass.

Series: Student-friendly guides: Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2004.Description: viii,124 pages ; 21cm.ISBN: 0335215777.Subject(s): Academic writingLooking glass | Study skillsLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A must for every student with essays to write!- How to deal with 'academic-speak' and monster reading lists- How to choose and use an efficient reading and note-taking strategy- How to clarify awkward essay topics- How to find the right structure for your essay- How to avoid accusations of plagiarism This lively, concise and to-the-point guide will help you to study and write efficiently and effectively. It offers hints and practical suggestions so you can develop good study skills and build your confidence. With this guide you can get the grades you deserve for the work you put in. No student should be without it!

Includes bibliographical references.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • The strange world of the university
  • Read This First!
  • Introduction
  • Part One Getting started1 'I'm a slow reader
  • 2 Three stages in academic learning
  • 3 Coping with monster reading lists
  • Part Two Reading purposes and strategies
  • 4 What are you reading for?
  • 5 Making notes and translating 'academic-speak'
  • 6 Exploratory reading: How to summarize a publication
  • 7 Dedicated reading: How to make the material 'yours'
  • Part Three Targeted reading
  • 8 The principles behind targeted reading
  • 9 How to identify key terms
  • 10 How to scan a book
  • Part Four Writing essays
  • 11 Discovering what's wanted from you
  • 12 How to clarify your topic
  • 13 Thinking it through: a note on methodology
  • 14 An all-purpose plan
  • 15 Using quotations
  • 16 The writing process
  • Part Five Referencing systems
  • 17 Using and citing sources
  • 18 Which system to choose?
  • 19 Recording details of your sources
  • Part Six Plagiarism and collusion
  • 20 The conscientious student's predicament
  • 21 How academic learning forces you to plagiarize
  • 22 Avoiding accusations of plagiarism
  • 23 The politics of plagiarism

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