'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
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.
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.
This is an excellent resource for international students new to Higher Education study in the UK.
A very helpful guide to students engaging in academic writing
A sound text for student support resources and foundations of research and writing
Informative and readable text. I like the 'what your tutors say' sections.
well structured, valuable for everyone concerned with her own writing in academic contexts
An excellent book particularly for the non traditional learners as it covers basic writing and grammar. An excellent addition
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.
Excellent book, students find this book helpful because of plain and succinct language. Also within the book the areas within academic writing that are challenging are given clear and explicit support.
Interesting pointers given and not as 'dry' as one would expect! Highly recommended.
This is an excellent text for postgraduate students. A must for doctoral students. Easy to read text.
A very useful text providing guidance and support for students undertaking assignments.
A slim, neat volume with good coverage and useful examples. The best new book of its kind on the market. Due to its accessibility and affordability, I have already recommended it to a number of my home and international students.
This is a very useful book that will aid my students in developing their writing skills.
This is definitely a great book to review the basics.
There are however a few cases where I would have liked the book to recognize subjects specificity. For example, it rejects categorically the use of the first person in academic writing, but this is actually widely used in psychology and recognized by the APA as a way to avoid ambiguities.
I recommended the book to my students. One part requested to purchase it.
I recommend the book to the library, as I pointed out how it would be useful to academic work. The next course I plan to turn part of it and to quote the curriculum.
This is a really helpful book for undergraduate students from non-traditional academic backgrounds, as many lack confidence in academic writing. The down-to-earth approach makes this book very accessible.
Added to recommended reading - especially important when rwriting standards are generally falling.