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How to Write Successful Business and Management Essays

How to Write Successful Business and Management Essays

Second Edition
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January 2017 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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 readers with a step-by-step program to approach essay questions, both in coursework and exam contexts.

New to the Second Edition:
  • Relevance of writing skills to employability highlighted throughout
  • Additional content on researching a topic
  • New content on adapting writing for different audiences
  • New content on academic writing tips
  • Addition of useful websites
  • Additional coverage of plagiarism
  • More on critical evaluation
  • More on changing requirements through different levels of study
Suitable for all business and management students looking to improve their essay writing skills.

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!
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Essay Writing
Chapter 2: Planning
Chapter 3: Reading and Making Notes
Chapter 4: Material
Chapter 5: Writing Your Essay
Chapter 6: Rererencing - or How to Reference Correctly
Chapter 7: Plagiarism - the Scary Unknown Monster
Chapter 8: Writing Essays in Exams - Similar But Not the Same
Chapter 9: Motivation
Chapter 10: How Essay Writing Will Help with Your Career Success


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This resource is a must for teachers and students alike. It is relevant and up-to-date on curriculum change and on disruptive technology impacting learning and teaching delivery. It will enable mastery of essay writing for life.

Professor Linda Trenberth
Dean (Academic) Griffith Business School

This book presents a much needed, well structured and extremely accessible opportunity to those seeking further guidance on writing essays.

Professor John Rudd
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programmes), Warwick Business School

This book is a must for students in higher education, not only those studying business and management but across the social sciences. It demystifies essay-writing by providing a practical and accessible yet rigorous guide to writing excellent essays.  It offers students a route to develop their own informed voice, a critical skill both in higher education and in the wider world of work.

Dr Ann Davis
Reader in Learning and Teaching, Aston Business School

A concise book to support this essential skill, step by step process to complete an essay in an easy read format.

Mrs Sharon Gayter
Business School, Teesside University
September 29, 2023

My students have found this book invaluable

Ms Connie Nolan
The Business School (Canterbury), Canterbury Christ Church University
January 31, 2018

Patrick Tissington

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... More About Author

Markus Hasel

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. More About Author

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