"This book takes a clear approach to the challenges of university life, offers realistic advice, and demonstrates how to acquire transferable skills for future employment. Issues examined include how to maximize your academic performance, develop powers of expression, analyze data, write a dissertation, and identify what employers want."—ABSTRACTS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND ENVIRONMENTThis book takes a clear-eyed approach to the challenges of University life, offers realistic advice and demonstrates how to acquire transferable skills with a view to future employability. Topics covered include: " What employers want;" How educational performance can be maximized;" How to maximise powers of expression;" How to analyze data; " What to do and avoid doing in writing a dissertation.Written in an engaging and non-nonsense style, by experienced teachers, the book offers students the perfect one stop guide to making their university study experience count.

Writing Skills

Writing skills

Chapter Overview

  • Basic principles – plagiarism and referencing.
  • Developing summary and comment – sources and types of comment.
  • Polishing your academic writing – ‘style’.
  • Academic argument – developing good arguments.
  • Reading academic argument.
  • Writing examination answers.

It follows from what we have said before that you actually need to develop rather special writing skills for academic life, but, once you know where you are going, you can focus your efforts. The sort of writing you may have done so far might have been fairly limited anyway, given the increasing importance of texts and e-mail; fewer people write letters or diaries, perhaps. Yet universities often assume that the written form is still the most important way to communicate (and so too does business, so it is a good skill to ...

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