The Good Writing Guide for Education Students

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SAGE Publications, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 179 pages
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Whether you are returning to studying after a break, or need help adjusting your writing skills to meet the needs of your Education course, this practical, down-to-earth guide will help you improve your literacy skills. Aimed specifically at students on Education courses, this book uses examples of students' work to highlight common problems, and provides guidance on how to improve. There are handy lists of 'Dos and Don'ts' and lots of examples.

In this new edition you will find:

o an explanation of Master's level criteria, with an example of a student's work with tutorial feedback

o more on selective use of the internet

o more on the peer-review process, the importance of journals, and an explanation of journal rankings

o a new section on defining key terms

o additional advice on how to avoid plagiarism.

The book also offers practical advice on:

o reading widely

o how to search for reading materials

o carrying out small-scale research projects

o structuring academic writing appropriately

o improving punctuation, spelling, grammar and use of language

o presentation skills

It is ideal reading for Foundation Degree and PGCE students, including those studying at Masters level, and all undergraduates on Education degree courses. Anyone wanting to improve their writing will find this book invaluable.

 

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Contents

1 Reading Widely
3
2 Searching for Reading Materials
15
3 Referencing
35
4 Planning
53
5 SmallScale Research Projects
66
Part II Writing
85
6 Structuring Your Writing
87
7 Grammar
105
8 Punctuation
118
9 Spelling
129
10 Presentation and Proofreading
140
11 Assessment and Learning from Feedback
151
Glossary
169
References
174
Index
175
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