'Gail Craswell has written an excellent book. Chapters are rich with detailed, step-by-step explanations that will be as useful to experienced writers as to students. Clear, specific advice with concise steps for succeeding at each kind of writing makes each chapter a valuable tool' - Design Research News
A very detailed and thorough guide covering all the major written assignment types. A must read for any student keen to improve their grades.
This text provides a systematic approach to creating an appropriate writing environment for university students. This entails preparation, managing tutorials and an overview of core types of academic writing. There are a comprehensive range of different academic writing styles and conventions that are broken down into key points, examples and exercises. This is an invaluable resource for students who are seeking to progress and improve their understanding and engagement with academic writing.
Good, informative book with great tips for academic writing.
index of the book is recommended to understand main knowledge about writing for academic success. Well prepared.
This is an informative book which I feel works through academic writing in a logical order. I particularly like the key points within each chapter.
Very useful for undergraduates
This book goes beyond practical advice on how to manage the writing environment and improve the structure and style of writing across multiple forms of assessment. The chapters on dissertation management and writing, presentations and publishing extend the basic academic skills to enhance academic engagement. This will be relevant for postgraduate students.
A really well-structured book with great content and explanations. The key points highlight the 'take-aways' for the reader very well.
A recommended book for those who need help with academic writing
This is one of the books which will be recommended for our 2nd and 3rd years UG students in preparation for their dissertations.
This text will be used to support students who are lacking in confidence with their academic writing and those that require extra guidance from Learning Mentors.
This textbook is particularly important for first and second year students. However, some 3rd year student also found it beneficial as a review book when writing their dissertation.
Case studies will be particularly useful for learners to embed their skills.
A useful check for any student and a very useful guide for those who find academic writing more challenging.
good and adopted
the book is ok, but a bit general and thin on content. would not recommend as an essential book but students may view it as an option. we may order it for the library.
excellent book which supports both students and novice researchers well worth reading.
This text is extremely useful especially for students who are new to higher education and need to develop their academic writing skills
well structured, easy to read and relevant to formative and summative asssessments. Particular like the chapter on writing for research projects. This is relevant to the 15 students I teach on the 'Adult Social Work Elective' module.