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Constructing a good dissertation is a guide to writing good dissertations. The approach is both practical and sensible. The entire dissertation process is broken down into manageable pieces. What to do, when to do it, the sense behind doing it, and how to do it efficiently are explained in a clear and easily understood way. Checklists and online support are included: Strategies for success before researching or writing; manage the dissertation project; structure the dissertation; find a doable topic and identify an appropriate problem in it; do effective preliminary and detailed research; write proposals that work; plan and write the 'big five' - introduction, literature review, method chapter, body, conclusion; work effectively with supervisors; avoid common errors; mark your own dissertation before handling it in; pass cum laude.
To achieve in their higher education studies students have to develop excellent research and writing skills. Without these skills it is unlikely that students will achieve the levels required to move beyond undergraduate studies.
The South African edition of Assignment & Thesis Writing is destined to become a classic, as its Australian predecessor, with students in higher education. The book has now been adapted with local examples to ensure relevance for students in South African institutions.
This text is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in South African institutions, who wish to further develop their writing and research skills.
Whether you believe that being able to write is an innate gift or not, it is certainly true that academic and professional success require the ability to comprehend and respond to what you read in a logical and coherent manner. Writing English with style provides clear guidelines for writing with competence. It also contains illuminating examples and practical assignments to assist in the learning process. Writing English with style will help you to develop the skills to craft grammatically correct and captivating writing. It is aimed at students, lecturers and those who have already entered the workplace. Its clear instructions and practical user-friendly format makes it a reference tool that you will keep on your shelf for years to come.
Research writing: breaking the barriers is a title for those who regularly write documents based on research. If you find your writing is stale and you are unable to improve it, or you are trying to understand why you cannot finish a paper, or perhaps you are feeling jaded and disillusioned with the environment of 'publish or perish' and would like to gain a sense of control, enjoyment and inspiration from doing research and publishing, then this title is for you. While it is conceptualised around qualitative research writing in an academic context, the title focuses on generating quality ideas, demystifying the writing process and breaking the barriers of real and imagined writing restrictions. Any researcher can benefit from this creative adventure.
This edition of finding your way in academic writing, the authors focused on the theme of writing as thinking. The authors focus on a new theme: "applying knowledge to writing performance". This shift introduces readers to the notion of applying knowledge sourced from literature, as well as knowledge sourced from data in field research. Therefore, this title is new in a number of ways. In this edition the organising construct is the application of knowledge, field research writing is introduced, and field research writing is integrated with literature research writing.
Stylboek: Riglyne vir paslik skryf is die eerste volwaardige stylhandboek in Afrikaans wat uitsluitlik op klassieke stylbeginsels fokus. Die title is geskik vir almal wat stylvaardighede in skriftelike tekste wil verbeter. Werklike voorbeeldmateriaal uit 'n verskeidenheid tekstipes word gebruik om praktiese riglyne te gee oor gepaste taalgebruik. Die titel fokus nie op reg of verkeerd volgens die taalsisteem nie, maar eerder op die verskeidenheid taalgebruiksmoontlikhede waarvan sommige meer gepas is as ander, afhangende van die situasie en konteks waarin die teks moet funksioneer.
Interactions/Mosaic, 6th edition prepares students for college life through modern content, intensive vocabulary development, and online homework. Interactions Access Listening/Speaking Student Book, 6th edition includes 10 chapters (3 brand new for this edition) and teaches the skills and vocabulary that students need for success in university courses.
Students of all levels need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper-and for decades Kate L. Turabian's Student's Guide to Writing College Papers has helped them to develop this critical skill. For its fifth edition, Chicago has reconceived and renewed this classic work for today's generation. Addressing the same range of topics as Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations but for beginning writers and researchers, this guide introduces students to the art of formulating an effective argument, conducting high-quality research with limited resources, and writing an engaging class paper. This new edition includes fresh examples of research topics, clarified terminology, more illustrations, and new information about using online sources and citation software. It features updated citation guidelines for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles, aligning with the latest editions of these popular style manuals. It emphasizes argument, research, and writing as extensions of activities that students already do in their everyday lives. It also includes a more expansive view of what the end product of research might be, showing that knowledge can be presented in more ways than on a printed page. Friendly and authoritative, the fifth edition of Student's Guide to Writing College Papers combines decades of expert advice with new revisions based on feedback from students and teachers. Time-tested and teacher-approved, this book will prepare students to be better critical thinkers and help them develop a sense of inquiry that will serve them well beyond the classroom.
Packed with practical advice, guidance and inspiration about all aspects of the writing process, this Yearbook is the essential resource on how to get published.
It will guide authors and illustrators across all genres and markets: those looking for a traditional, hybrid or self-publishing route to publication; writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and playwrights, writers for TV and radio, newspapers and magazines.
Authoring a Ph.D. Thesis involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also involves being examined and getting work published. This book provides a huge range of ideas and suggestions to help PhD candidates cope with both the intellectual issues involved and the practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively.
There seems to be widespread agreement that-when it comes to the writing skills of college students-we are in the midst of a crisis. In Why They Can't Write, John Warner, who taught writing at the college level for two decades, argues that the problem isn't caused by a lack of rigor, or smartphones, or some generational character defect. Instead, he asserts, we're teaching writing wrong. Warner blames this on decades of educational reform rooted in standardization, assessments, and accountability. We have done no more, Warner argues, than conditioned students to perform "writing-related simulations," which pass temporary muster but do little to help students develop their writing abilities. This style of teaching has made students passive and disengaged. Worse yet, it hasn't prepared them for writing in the college classroom. Rather than making choices and thinking critically, as writers must, undergraduates simply follow the rules-such as the five-paragraph essay-designed to help them pass these high-stakes assessments. In Why They Can't Write, Warner has crafted both a diagnosis for what ails us and a blueprint for fixing a broken system. Combining current knowledge of what works in teaching and learning with the most enduring philosophies of classical education, this book challenges readers to develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge, and habits of mind of strong writers.
Essential reading for diploma, degree and postgraduate taught-course students, this is an accessible and comprehensive guide to the process of completing projects, extended reports, dissertations and theses on business and management topics. Combining an extensive review of basic research methods and techniques with guidelines on the management of the dissertation writing process, the authors cover issues from the selection of topics to the research, preparation, structuring and presentation of a dissertation.
The only endorsed resources for the Cambridge International AS Level English General Paper syllabus (8021). Through exploration of a wide array of topics, from celebrity culture to poetry in the modern world, this book focuses on strengthening communication, evaluation, analysis, application and understanding skills. Helping students improve their written responses, use of English and comprehension, this coursebook looks at discussion points relevant to the globally-minded classroom. With frequent practice questions and sample answers, students have plenty of opportunities to build their confidence answering questions. Answers to coursebook questions are in the teacher's resource.
50 Steps to Improving Your Academic Writing 50 Steps to Improving Your Academic Writing addresses the challenges facing every student beginning a program of academic study. This comprehensive guide gives you everything you need to write well-constructed academic essays. It is packed full of information that is critical to attaining better marks, including: * how to apply critical thinking skills * how to strengthen your arguments * how to include paper referencing * how to avoid plagiarism 50 Steps has been developed to mirror best practice in academic essay writing: researching, planning, writing and then proofreading an essay. Multiple entry points allow you either to work through the book in chronological order or to dip in and out depending on your needs. The book contains a detailed answer key, a full glossary of terms, plus comprehensive reference material that provides study templates and useful hyperlinks, as well as additional examples and information about academic writing. Chris Sowton, author of 50 Steps to Improving Your Academic Writing, answers your essay-writing questions here!
From provocative op-ed pieces and contemporary essays by some of today's most gifted masters to editorial cartoons and clever satire, the 105 selections in Many Americas engage students and invite them to think critically about the political and cultural fault lines that divide our country. Many Americas is the first composition text to address the complex, polarizing divisions among citizens on the most important issues of our time: economic status, family values, health, religion, the environment, national security, and international relations. Taken together, the diverse selections go beyond simplistic red-state/blue-state labels to explore the social landscape and its larger contexts and examine assumptions behind attitudes. The readings not only represent a wide spectrum of politically and culturally diverse voices, they also provide a variety of rhetorical models from across the curriculum. The pedagogical apparatus guides students to hone their own thinking, writing, and argumentative skills to more effectively respond to what they read and become active participants in today's cultural and political forum. As students work through these selections, writing and discussion questions prompt them to grapple with their own values, experiences, and beliefs, while learning to respect diverse points of view.
This is the only resource that has been designed specifically to support the OxfordAQA International Independent Project Qualification (9693). It is invaluable for students who are embarking on their independent project and also for teachers guiding them through the process. It offers practical advice, hints and study tips on identifying an area of interest, planning a project, developing research skills, drafting a subject report, presenting the work and getting the most out of review meetings.
Writing a scientific article in English is often a major challenge for non-native speakers of the language. They not only need to produce a well-structured and coherent text, but they are also expected to use correct and idiomatic English throughout. While many books and guides deal with academic writing in general, few focus specifically on writing a scientific article, and most are not written with non-native speakers of English in mind. This guide now offers help. It provides comprehensive and practical advice for non-English graduate students (Masters and PhD) and researchers from various disciplines who wish to communicate their work effectively. It presents all the essential elements for writing a successful scientific paper: (1) getting started and structuring your thoughts; (2) structuring your paper; (3) citing sources; (4) writing well-structured and coherent paragraphs; (5) constructing effective sentences; (6) considering information placement and word order; (7) adopting the right style and using appropriate vocabulary; (8) avoiding the pitfalls of English grammar; (9) using correct spelling and punctuation. This guide is the culmination of Taalcentrum-VU's years of experience in providing clear language and communication consulting in combination with practical tools to aid the aspiring writer of scientific English.
This radical new approach to learning Chinese characters (called 'KANJI' in Japanese) is founded in deep historical and philological research into the root meanings of the base constituent elements of each character. The authors have identified 250 root characters all of which fall in three basic groups. The student is not encouraged to learn them, but rather to remember them subconsciously through this method s multiple mnemonic techniques.
Learn to write 100 characters in Chinese Billions of people worldwide speak Chinese--and now you can learn to write 100 characters in the world's most-spoken language! Whether you're taking a course, looking to get ahead at work, or just want to up the ante when you're communicating with Chinese-speaking family and friends, Chinese Character Writing For Dummies gets you up to speed fast. This workbook will guide your first steps in learning Chinese characters. It contains 100 basic characters, including 44 simple characters (pictograms and symbols) and 56 composite characters (ideograms and ideo-phonograms). It helps you little by little to familiarize yourself with the pieces of the puzzle most frequently used, as well as some basic Chinese writing rules. Offers online bonus content that includes instructional videos, downloadable flashcards, and printable writing pages Shows you how to write 100 Chinese characters Provides instruction for beginners, students, and lifelong learners Gives you helpful tips on how to memorize characters Speaking Chinese will take you far--and learning to write some of the most common characters will only take you farther! Find out how Chinese Character Writing For Dummies can help you today!
PROMPTS TO GET YOU WRITING. BEAUTIFUL WRITING PAPER YOU CAN SEND TO FRIENDS. SAMPLE LETTERS TO INSPIRE YOU. WRITE A LETTER HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START WRITING. What would you say to your ten year old self? Your mum? Your best friend? It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it. And there's no better way of talking to somebody than with a letter. Nothing else matches the intimacy, care and fulfilment found in sending and receiving letters. A letter can be the greatest gift. It's a keepsake, a captured memory, an heirloom. This book contains everything you need -- from the prompts to get you writing to the paper to write on -- to begin connecting with people in a slower, more personal way. And for you, the writer, it is a mindful, meditative practice; a way back to yourself. Say it with a letter. Spark new conversations, reconnect with old friends, and discover the joy of correspondence.
"Writing at University" offers guidance on how to develop the writing you have to do at university along with a greater understanding of what is involved in this complex activity. Writing is seen as a tool for learning as well as a product to be assessed. The importance of what you yourself can bring as a writer to your academic writing is stressed throughout the book.
. . The book looks at an array of writing projects, including essays, reports and dissertations, and analyzes what is expected of each form of assignment. The authors provide examples of student writing and reflections on writing by both tutors and students.
. . This edition includes new sections on: . . Making an argument and persuading your reader. Using sources creatively. Avoiding plagiarism. Writing online. Further sources of information about academic writing. . "Writing at University" is an essential resource for all college and university students, including postgraduates, who wish to develop their academic writing. It will also be an invaluable aid for tutors in supporting their students..
Academic literacy for education students is an accessible textbook which teaches reading and writing skills, particularly within the academic environment. The book will equip students to use a range of linguistic practices that they will need for their education studies, with a view to entering the teaching profession. Rather than studying skills separately and in isolation, they will understand the relevance of literacy practices and develop a variety of communicative practices, including different text types, genres and disciplines.
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