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Good essay writing : a social sciences guide

Redman, Peter

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  • Creator Peter Redman, Wendy Maples
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • Fourth edition
    • Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications in association with the Open University, 2011
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • vii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780857023711, 0857023713, 9780857023704, 0857023705
  • OCLC ocn725772741

Summary

  • 'Good Essay Writing' provides approaches and techniques which, when applied well, can help everyone to write good essays. It shows what tutors look for when marking essays and what kind of skills will be needed at different course levels.

Notes

  • Previous edition: 2006.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • 1. Introduction -- 2. What is a Social Science Essay? -- 3. Stages of Writing, from Preparation to Final Version -- 4. Matching the Answer to the Question -- 5. Reading, Note-taking and Literature Searches -- 6. Thinking Critically and Formulating an Argument -- 7. Writing Introductions -- 8. Writing the Main Section -- 9. Writing Conclusions -- 10. Referencing -- 11. Some Common Worries -- 12. What Tutors Look for When Marking Essays -- 13. Examples of Student Essays
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