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Writing Essays For Dummies, UK Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-74290-7
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332 pages
January 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: Navigating a World of Information 7

Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays 9

Chapter 2: Getting Going and Keeping Going 27

Chapter 3: Working Out the Essay Type 45

Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating 63

Chapter 4: Eyes Down: Academic Reading 65

Chapter 5: Researching Online 85

Chapter 6: Note Taking and Organising Your Material 97

Chapter 7: Avoiding Plagiarism 115

Part III: Mastering Language and Style 129

Chapter 8: Writing with Confidence: Brushing Up Your Grammar 131

Chapter 9: Penning the Perfect Paragraph 147

Chapter 10: Writing in the Academic Style 163

Part IV: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation 189

Chapter 11: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction 191

Chapter 12: Serving the Main Course: The Essay's Body 201

Chapter 13: Dishing Up Dessert: The Conclusion 215

Chapter 14: Acknowledging Sources of Information 227

Part V: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches 243

Chapter 15: Editing and Proofreading: It's All in the Detail 245

Chapter 16: Perfecting Your Presentation 259

Chapter 17 : Moving On: Results and Feedback 269

Part VI: The Part of Tens 279

Chapter 18: Ten Troubleshooting Tips 281

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Writing Essays in Exams 289

Index 301

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