Brilliant Academic Writing
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Write Brilliantly at university - whatever your course!
An accessible, attractive guide to the most important academic writing skills a student needs to wite successfully for any purpose on any course, whether it be essays, assignments, reports, reflective writing, exam questions, research reports, literature reviews - any type of academic writing, on any course. This book will give the reader a sound grounding on what the whole business of academic writing is about, and will provide instantaneous, easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of academic writing.
About the author
Introduction: Do as we say, not as we do
Part 1: Establishing the basics
Chapter 1: Developing good writing skills
Chapter 2: Giving markers what they want
Chapter 3: Getting started with academic writing
Part 2: Getting ready to write
Chapter 4: Learning how to read
Chapter 5: Turning reading into notes
Chapter 6: The bare bones of academic writing structures
Chapter 7: How to create a plan
Part 3: Writing, Editing and other essentials
Chapter 8: The conventions of academic writing
Chapter 9: The basics of sentences and paragraphs
Chapter 10: The importance of critical thinking
Chapter 11: Never ever plagiarise
Chapter 12: Quotations, citations and references
Chapter 13: The importance of the post-writing phases
Chapter 14: Making the most of feedback
Conclusion: Follow the conventions but be yourself
Bill Kirton is an experienced lecturer and writer who most recently held the post of Royal Literary Fund Writing fellow at the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews.
Jonathan Weyers and Kathleen McMillan both work at the University of Dundee. Both have been teaching and lecturing for over 25 years and latterly have specialised in the transferable skills area. They have a track record of collaborative writing and achievement in this area.