Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide

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Open University, 2006 - Reference - 121 pages
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Top marks can not be guaranteed - but there are proven approaches and techniques which can help everyone write good essays. The third edition of this indispensable guide builds on the success of the previous editions, offering fully updated and expanded advice in an even more accessible format. Good Essay Writing provides answers to the key questions which face students when preparing essays: What do tutors look for when marking essays? What kind of skills will be needed at different course levels? How can inadvertent plagiarism be avoided? What are the protocols for referencing?

Good Essay Writing shows you how to approach different types of essay questions, provides detailed guidelines on the various ways of supporting and sustaining key arguments, addresses common worries, and provides extensive use of worked examples including complete essays which are fully analysed and discussed. All of the key points are encapsulated in easy to digest summaries.

Good Essay Writing is highly recommended for everybody studying social sciences who want to brush up on their essay writing skills and achieve excellent grades.

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User Review  - SmithSJ01 - LibraryThing

I'm currently studying for an MA - but not now within the Social Sciences as this book is aimed for! My MA started in Social Sciences and moved to another subject area; however this book has helped me ... Read full review

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Brilliant little book for undergraduate students studying with the Open University. Some points throughout the book can seem to be a little jargon heavy however this will become clearer if you revisit the title throughout your degree. Read full review

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Peter Redman is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the Open University.

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