Just Write it: How to Develop Top-Class University Writing Skills

Just Write it: How to Develop Top-Class University Writing Skills

By: Greta Solomon (author)Paperback

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Just Write It! is a writing skills book with a difference. It teaches students to unblock their preconceptions and negative thoughts about writing. This helps them to achieve the marks that they are capable of and to realize their full potential. Authored by a professional writer and writing coach, this book uses a proven method and set of techniques that unlock creativity and teach students to fully articulate their thoughts and tackle any written task. Quizzes, exercises and checklists allow students to assess their current writing behaviour and track their improvement. Students are first introduced to general skills and techniques before learning how to apply these skills to the most common types of writing they are likely to face. This unique book covers topics including: developing a positive attitude to writing; using objects to kick-start creativity; generating ideas and turning them into arguments; applying your new knowledge to essays, dissertations, reports and articles; and writing your way to your dream job. "The biggest stumbling block for some students is their writing skills, yet the ability to articulate yourself in writing is vital for success. Just Write It! is a reader-friendly, step by step book, which demystifies academic writing and breaks the process down into bite-sized chunks. It gives great practical advice in simple stages, which guide the reader to developing their writing skills." (Vanessa Heaslip, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Bournemouth University, UK). "This is a well-designed book to support undergraduates through their university journey. It is user-friendly with its clear, easy to follow structure. This book is a great support mechanism to help undergraduates to achieve. I highly recommend this text - it is an essential resource for undergraduates!" (Emma Jackson, University of Worcester, UK).

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Greta Solomon is a freelance professional writer, journalist, PR practitioner and writing coach. She has worked with hundreds of students of all ages, coaching them in writing skills. She also creates and delivers bespoke writing skills workshops for corporate clients.


Preface: A letter to the reader Acknowledgements Introduction Part One: Laying the foundations Chapter 1. Have you got the write stuff? Chapter 2. Aim for victory with goal setting Chapter 3. Read your way to writing Part Two: Creative tools and writing techniques Chapter 4. Write with objects Chapter 5. Your toolkit of techniques Part Three: Thinking like a genius Chapter 6. How to think up grand ideas Chapter 7. Powers of persuasion Part Four: Applying your knowledge Chapter 8. Essay writing the easy way Chapter 9. Writing in exams Chapter 10. The write way to excellent dissertations Chapter 11. Apply your skills to other documents Chapter 12. Navigate the road ahead Part Five: Finishing touches Chapter 13. A complete writing checklist References

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780335245994
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780335245994
  • weight: 256
  • ISBN10: 0335245994

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