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How to Write Better Essays (Palgrave Study Skills)

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Publisher Comments:

Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to…

• analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts

• brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas

• evaluate and criticise arguments

• express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing

• plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion

… and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism.

The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts.

For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.

Synopsis:

This book takes the reader carefully through each stage of essay writing from interpretation of the question, to the research, planning, writing, and revision. The book shows how to improve not just study skills like note-taking, reading, organization, and writing, but thinking skills as well. Readers will learn how to analyze difficult concepts, criticize and evaluate arguments, use evidence, and develop more of their own ideas. This book gives clear practical advice, with a troubleshooting section that deals with a range of common problems.

About the Author

Bryan Greetham was educated at the universities of Kent and Sussex. He holds a PhD in moral philosophy from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is currently engaged in research into moral thinking and the Holocaust, and teaches philosophy at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Philosophy, How to Write your Undergraduate Dissertation and Thinking Skills for Professionals.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Why Write Essays?

The Stages

Stage I: Interpretation of the Question

Stage II: Research

Stage III: Planning

Stage IV: Writing

Stage V: Revision

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137293282
Author:
Greetham, Bryan
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Study Guides
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 diagrams
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in 1 lb

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This book takes the reader carefully through each stage of essay writing from interpretation of the question, to the research, planning, writing, and revision. The book shows how to improve not just study skills like note-taking, reading, organization, and writing, but thinking skills as well. Readers will learn how to analyze difficult concepts, criticize and evaluate arguments, use evidence, and develop more of their own ideas. This book gives clear practical advice, with a troubleshooting section that deals with a range of common problems.

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