2nd Edition

How to Write Essays and Dissertations
A Guide for English Literature Students

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ISBN 9780582784550
Published June 23, 2005 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

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   


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