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Inside Track to Successful Academic Writing

Inside Track to Successful Academic Writing

Andy Gillett, Angela Hammond, Mary Martala

Jun 2009, Paperback, 360 pages
ISBN13: 9780273721710
ISBN10: 0273721712
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Successful Academic Writing guides students through the whole process of academic writing, developing their ability to communicate ideas and research fluently and successfully. From understanding the task and planning essays or assignments, right through to utilising feedback, it will ensure students are able to get much more out of the writing process.

Chapter 1: Understanding the task

Chapter 2: Overcoming the ‘blank sheet of paper’

Chapter 3: Planning your work

Chapter 4: Carrying out the research

Chapter 5: Readingand note-taking

Chapters 6 – 8: The process of writing

Chapter 9: Working with other people’s ideas and voices

Chapter 10: Finding your own voice

Chapter 11: Genre and discipline-specific writing

Chapter 12: Presenting your work

Chapter 13: Working with feedback

Chapter 14: Editing your work

Chapter 15: Summary and the way forward

The elements of writing covered in this book include:

  • Understanding the brief
  • Addressing your audience
  • Assessment criteria
  • Best practice in reading and note-taking
  • Awareness of different types of academic writing
  • The editing and proofreading process
  • Interpreting and using feedback