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3rd Edition

Get Great Marks for Your Essays, Reports, and Presentations

ISBN 9781741754520
Published February 1, 2011 by Routledge
186 Pages

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Book Description

Not sure how to begin writing? Four assignments and only four weeks to go before the deadline? Then this book is for you.

Find out the rules of the essay-writing game: how to muckrake for information, write drafts, handle references, and do analysis. Discover where you win and lose marks. Learn how to take the right short cuts and make the most of your time.

Get Great Marks for Your Essays, Reports, and Presentations tells you all you need to know to write successful essays and reports, and create attention-grabbing presentations in the social sciences and humanities.

This third edition is fully revised in response to readers' suggestions and includes extensive coverage of online resources, tips for getting the best from your computer tools, and guidance on how to pitch to your audience.

'This guide is great. I had a lot of trouble passing my essays. After reading this book I found I wasn't alone. This book has helped me to understand how to improve my writing. It's easy to read and it's pretty cool too!' - Student comment

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition

Introduction: What this book can do for you

1. First things first: Being an academic detective

2. The rules of the essay writing game

3. We need a plan

4. The art of analysis

5. Finding what you need

6. Untangling the web: Beyond Google and Wikipedia

7. Making sense of it all: Effective reading and note taking

8. Doing essay drafts

9. Easy marks: The unwritten rules of academic writing

10. Write it right: Handling the nitty-gritty

11. Writing reports and abstracts

12. Book and article reviews

13. The essay exam

14. Writing and delivering stress-free presentations

15. Referencing demystified

16. The end or just the beginning?

Appendix: Glossary of Latin phrases and abbreviations


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JOHN GERMOV is Professor, Dean of Arts, and Deputy Head of the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle. He has many years' experience teaching undergraduate students and is the author/editor of 14 books.