Reading is part and parcel of academic writing, and knowing which sources to include in assignments and how to go about this process can be challenging. That's where this handy guide comes in. With over twenty years' experience in the field, Jeanne Godfrey is no stranger to essay writing. Taking students step-by-step through the process, from choosing their sources to checking their work, she helps students to develop the skills and confidence they need to use their reading effectively in their essays and get the best marks possible for their work. Concise and practical, it breaks down the 'why' and 'how' of using reading in academic writing and contains valuable guidance on paraphrasing, comparing the views of different authors and commenting on sources.
This book is ideal for students of all disciplines, and can be used by college students, undergraduates and postgraduates.
Jeanne has been teaching and managing in the field of English language and academic writing for over twenty years and currently lectures at the University of Leeds UK. She has been Chair of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes and set up one of the first academic writing centres in a UK university. Jeanne is author of The Student Phrase Book, How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays, Reading and Making Notes and Writing for University.
Acknowledgements.- Introduction and example essay extract.- PART A: UNDERSTANDING YOUR READING.- How Do You Decide What to Read?.- How Do You Understand What You Read?.- How Do You Question What you Read?.- How Do You Compare and Connect What You Read?.- Writing to Understand Your Reading.- PART B: USING YOUR READING IN YOUR ESSAY.- Why and How Should You Quote?.- Why and How Should You Paraphrase?.- Why and How Should You Summarise?.- What Will Make Your Essay Original?.- Putting it All Together in Your Essays and Reports.- PART C: USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES.- Using Verbs Precisely and Powerfully.- Discussing Authors' Position and Views.- Comparing and Connecting Different Authors.- Making Positive Comments.- Making Negative Comments.- PART D: CHECKING AND CORRECTION YOUR WORK.- Using a Clear Writing Style.- Re-expressing and Referencing Your Reading.- Checking Your Referencing.- Checking Your Grammar.- APPENDICES.- Complete Business Ethics Essay.- Answers to 'Over to You' Activities.- Definitions of Terms Used in this Book.- Dictionary Use, Register and Word Class.- Different Referencing Styles.- Vocabulary Index.- Subject Index.