Get Great Marks for Your Essays

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Allen & Unwin, 2000 - Academic writing - 163 pages
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Not sure how to begin writing university essays? Four essays to write and only four weeks to go before the deadline? Then this book is for you. Find out the rules of the essay-writing game, how to muckrake for information, write drafts, handle references and do analysis. Discover where you win and lose marks. Learn how to take the right short cuts and make the most of your time. This guide tells you all you need to know to write essays in the humanities and social sciences. The second edition is fully revised and, in response to readers' suggestions, it includes a new chapter on the Internet.
 

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Contents

The rules of the essay writing game
11
We need a plan
20
The art of analysis
35
How to find what you need
46
Untangling the web
58
Effective reading
69
own words
75
The unwritten rules
91
Handling the nittygritty
104
Referencing demystified
114
Other types of writing
138
The end or just the beginning?
146
Web resources and further reading
153
Index
159
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John Germov is a professor of sociology and is the coauthor of Get Great Information Fast.

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