Reading is part and parcel of academic writing, and knowing which sources to include in assignments and 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. 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: An Example and Overview of How to Use Your Reading.- PART I: USING YOUR READING.- Introduction to Part A: Key Points for Reading at University.- How Do You Decide What to Read?.- How Do You Understand and Question What you Read?.- What Should you Write Down?.- Why and How Should you Quote?.- Why and How Should you Paraphrase?.- Why and How Should you Summarise?.- Putting it all Together in your Essay.- PART II: USEFUL VOCABULARY.- Introduction to Part B: Key Points For Developing your Vocabulary.- Introducing Sources and Using Verbs Precisely.- Describing the Views of Different Authors.- Comparing the Views of Different Authors and Showing How they Cite and Evaluate Each Other.- Commenting on a Source Positively.- Commenting on a Source Negatively.- Techniques for Re-expressing.- Sources.- Vocabulary and Writing Style.- PART III: CHECKING AND CORRECTING YOUR WORK.- Introduction To Part C: Key Points For Checking your Work.- Common Mistakes with In-essay.- References.- Ten Grammatical Areas that Cause Problems Correcting.- other Common Types of Error.- APPENDICES.- Answers to Practice.- Exercises.- Definitions of Terms Used in.- How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays.- Complete Business.- Ethics.- Essay.- Referencing Styles Abbreviations and Labels Used in Dictionary.- Entries A.- Brief Explanation of Word Class.- INDEX.