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Essay Writing

Essay Writing
A Student's Guide

© 2010 | 240 pages | SAGE South Asia
Essay Writing is a student guide with a mission: to enable students to write better essays and get the grades they deserve by demystifying the essay-writing process.

MunLing Shields places essay writing within the larger university experience for students. In a clear and easy to understand way the author guides the reader through the process of writing successful university essays by looking at essay writing in the context of academic communication, academic culture and different learning styles and approaches. Essay Writing also offers invaluable insights into the way tutors see essays, explaining why essays are set, how to understand the rationale behind them, and demonstrating how best to approach answering the question.

This highly accessible book offers practical, in-depth guidance on each of the stages of the essay writing process – planning, drafting and editing – and relates them to the important sub-skills of information-gathering, reading academic texts, how to get the most out of lectures, referencing and citations, and fluency and appropriateness of style and language.
Book Overview  
Introduction: How to Use this Book  
Learning and Writing at University  
Answering the Essay Question  
Planning Different Types of Essay  
Acquiring Information  
Assessing Information Critically  
Managing Information  
Citing Information  
Paragraphing: the Introduction and Conclusion  
Paragraphing: the Body of the Essay  
Making it Flow  
The Finishing Touches  
Writing Exam Essays  
Concise Grammar Glossary  

'An excellent guide for students new to writing essays at university'

David Ellicott, Senior Lecturer in Youth Justice and Youth Studies, Nottingham Trent University

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MunLing Shields

MunLing Shields is currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and International Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. She has extensive experience of teaching personal development and study skills and supporting students with their writing in a wide range of subjects. More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132105664