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Academic Writing and Grammar for Students



April 2013 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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'Alex unpacks the complexities of language to provide sound advice on writing for  university at all levels. The book ranges from basic grammar to more advanced examples such as the complexities of "hedging". The advice is well supported by examples from a range of disciplines.' - Dr Sue Tangney, Cardiff Metropolitan University

'This exciting new publication helps students understand the requirements of academic writing in today's world. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to all students.' - Penelope Hood, Anglia Ruskin University

This handy guide shows you how to quickly get to grips with using academic English grammar and punctuation. Highlighting common grammar mistakes and how to avoid them, the author also shares a wealth of examples and advice from tutors from a range of subjects, enabling you to immediately improve your work at university.

Inside, you'll find practical advice on:

  • common mistakes
  • punctuation
  • conciseness
  • proofreading
  • referencing.
All the advice has been tried and tested through workshops that the author runs with students. It is ideal for undergraduates on a wide range of courses, to help promote independent learning as well as practical writing skills.

Personal tips and advice from the author online
For additional resources and one-to-one advice from Alex 'like' his Facebook page Academic Writing and Grammar for Studentswww.facebook.com/academicwritingandgrammarforstudents


SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
 
Introduction: The Aims of This Book and How to Use It
 
Basic Conventions Of Academic Writing
 
Basic Grammatical Concepts
 
Putting Sentences Together
 
Putting Paragraphs Together
 
Critical Thinking And Referencing
 
Conciseness And Clarity
 
Common Mistakes and How to Deal with Them
 
Proofreading Effectively

'Alex unpacks the complexities of language to provide sound advice on writing for university at all levels. The book ranges from basic grammar to more advanced examples such as the complexities of 'hedging'. The advice is well supported by examples from a range of disciplines.' - Dr Sue Tangney, Cardiff Metropolitan University

'This exciting new publication helps students understand the requirements of academic writing in today's world. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to all students.' - Penelope Hood, Anglia Ruskin University


Simply brilliant!
Clear and concise guidance for learners who are returning to study or for those confident with their academic writing skills a good source of information to consolidate their knowledge.

Mrs Tracey Dobbs
School of Care, Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
June 26, 2015

This is a really useful book for students entering higher education. It is written in a really informative and interesting way covering all the tricky topics relating to grammar that Foundation Degree (FD)students often struggle with. I highly recommend this book as essential reading prior to students starting a FD.

Mrs Kate Hulm
Bristol Centre For Care, Health & Educ, City of Bristol College
March 31, 2015

This is an excellent resource for international students new to Higher Education study in the UK.

Mrs Jane Nicol
Nursing, Worcester University
February 20, 2015

A very helpful guide to students engaging in academic writing

Mr Anthony Ross
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
February 10, 2015

A sound text for student support resources and foundations of research and writing

Mrs Vanessa Rawlings
Children, You, University Campus Suffolk
January 26, 2015

Informative and readable text. I like the 'what your tutors say' sections.

Mrs Ann Jones
Faculty of Education and Theology, York St. John University
August 12, 2014

well structured, valuable for everyone concerned with her own writing in academic contexts

Ms Roswitha Kersten-Pejanic
Department of Slavic studies, Humboldt University of Berlin
May 22, 2014

An excellent book particularly for the non traditional learners as it covers basic writing and grammar. An excellent addition

Mrs Karen Burton
Please select your department, Neath Port Talbot College
May 22, 2014

A very useful text from the Study Skills range. I especially liked the many examples which allows the reader to fully comprehend and test out the guidance provided in the text.

Mr David Biggins
The Business School, Bournemouth Univ.
April 22, 2014

Alex Osmond

Alex Osmond has worked as an Academic Skills Adviser, helping to launch Brunel University's ever-expanding ASK service, and is now VLE Project Manager at the university. As part of these roles he has provided guidance to students both online and face-to-face, and students consistently praise the advice he has given, which has often translated directly into higher grades. Alex has also taught a wide variety of skills sessions across Brunel's degree programmes, working to develop online resources aimed at improving academic writing, and also co-managed the Study Skills Collection at Brunel University Library. Before working at Brunel, Alex... More About Author

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