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Write Winning Essays and Dissertations is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to improve their assessed written work. Whether you are in desperate need of help or just want advice on improving your writing style, this book will prove useful throughout your academic career and beyond. It will show you how to plan your work so that your argument is expressed clearly, how to use language to best effect and how to get the most out of your sources.
Write Winning Essays and Dissertations includes:
Part one - Where do I start?
Chapter 1: Before you begin
Chapter 2: How markers think
Chapter 3: Know your assignment
Chapter 4: Exams and dissertations
Chapter 5: Questions and topics
Part two - Building your answer
Chapter 6: Finding the right material
Chapter 7: Planning and structure
Chapter 8: Sections and paragraphs
Chapter 9: Introductions and conclusions
Chapter 10: Presentation Part three - Using language
Chapter 11: Academic style
Chapter 12: Punctuation matters
Chapter 13: Polish up your punctuation
Chapter 14: Making sentences make sense
Chapter 15: Grammar that works
Chapter 16: Spelling
Part four - Using sources
Chapter 17: Making sources work
Chapter 18: Plagiarism
Chapter 19: Referencing with author-date system
Chapter 20: Referencing with footnotes
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Hazel Hutchison is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Aberdeen. Hazel has vast experience of helping students with their writing, from undergraduate to postgraduate level. For the past five years she has run a series of writing workshops and prior to becoming a lecturer, she worked as as sub-editor for a daily newspaper for four years.