How to Write Essays and Dissertations: A Guide for English Literature Students, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

How to Write Essays and Dissertations

A Guide for English Literature Students, 2nd Edition

By Alan Durant, Nigel Fabb


184 pages

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The first book that literature students should read, this guide reveals the distinct set of skills, conventions and methods of essay and dissertation writing.

Taking students through the various stages of writing, from planning to final submission, it offers specific guidelines and a lively, detailed commentary on actual examples of student work at each stage.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction 1.Writing on a prescribed topic 2. Devising your own topic 3. What markers want 4. Selecting primary and secondary texts 5. Getting help from reference works, online resources and your supervisor 5. The first draft 6. Developing your argument 7. Weighting different elements in your argument 8. The voice to write in 9. Revising an essay draft 10. Editing the beginning and ending 11. Incorporating other people's words into what you write 12. Mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation 13. Handing in

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REFERENCE / Writing Skills