How to Write Successful Business and Management Essays

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How to Write Successful Business and Management Essays is a systematic guide to successfully producing written work for business and management degrees. The authors address the all too common pitfalls of essay assignments, as well as providing students with a step-by-step programme to approach essay questions, both in coursework and exam contexts.

Starting with the basics this book helps develop skills through the use of examples, exercises and checklists. Helpful features include:

  • Annotated essay examples, showing both good and bad points
  • Tips on time management and motivation, note taking and effective reading
  • Final checklists to use before you hand in
  • Explanation of what the markers are looking for – and how to give it to them.

Many students find referencing particularly confusing so the book provides detailed but easy-to-use information on what referencing is and how to do it properly.


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Contents

Introduction
1
1 An Introduction to Essay Writing
3
2 Planning
11
3 Reading and Making Notes
19
4 Material
27
5 Writing Essays Marmite on Paper?
34
6 How to Reference Correctly
50
7 The Great Big Referencing Quiz
71
8 Plagiarism the Scary Monster
86
9 Writing Essays in Exams Similar But Not the Same
90
10 Motivation How to Keep Going When it Gets Tough
100
Appendix
113
Index
146
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About the author (2009)

Patrick Tissington is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. He teaches leadership, organizational behaviour, critical incident analysis and team working. Students are undergraduate and postgraduate and range in age from 19 to 60 and arrive on his programme with the complete spectrum of experience in essay writing. This book is aimed at helping those who have no experience of essay writing to understand how it is done. It is also for those who need to improve their skills or refresh their knowledge perhaps after a break from studies. His research is in the use of technology in learning and what makes for effective work teams.

Dr Markus Hasel is founder and owner of MCHasel Consulting, a leadership and HR advisory active across Europe. He works with managers and Human Resource teams from local to global players across Europe specializing in improving HR processes and leadership coaching and training.

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