Writing at University, 2nd edition

Writing at University, 2nd edition

by PhyllisCreme (Author), Mary R Lea (Author)


'This is a writing guide for someone who is prepared to sit down and read about the process of writing and who prefers the support of a sympathetic tutor rather than a source of reference or a compendium of rules. It's the sort of book which holds you by the hand and talks you gently through the issues' - Roy Johnson, Mantex.What is expected of you in university writing? What can you do to develop and build confidence in your writing? How can you address the variety of written assignments you will encounter in your studies? Writing at University is a student writing guide with a difference. It provides a deeper understanding of what writing at university is all about, with useful methods and approaches to give you more control over your academic writing. The book explores both traditional essay and other kinds of writing that you will need to do as part of your studies. You are encouraged to build upon your existing abilities as a writer through applying practical tasks to your own work.The second edition of this best-selling title has been completely updated with new coverage of report writing, learning journals, electronic writing and using the internet. This book is an essential tool for anyone who wants to improve their writing skills at university or FE colleges, including both undergraduates and postgraduate students. It is key reading for students in courses that require essay, report, or dissertation writing and for students returning to study. It is also an invaluable resource for academic staff who want to support students with their writing.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 185
Edition: 2
Publisher: Open University Press
Published: 04 Jul 2006

ISBN 10: 0335213251
ISBN 13: 9780335213252

Author Bio
Dr Phyllis Creme is research fellow in student writing at the University of Sussex and has many years experience of working with students and tutors on writing and learning development in higher education. Mary R. Lea is a lecturer at the Open University in the Institute of Educational Technology. She has extensive experience of both supporting students with their writing and researching in the field of writing and learning.