Grappling with grammar? Worrying about referencing?
This handy guide is packed with practical advice on how to search for reading materials, structure your academic writing, think critically, reference appropriately and use language effectively. `Top Tips' throughout the book help eradicate all the common mistakes that bring your marks down.
What's new to the fourth edition?
two brand new chapters on reading and writing critically
activities at the end of each chapter to let you check and assess your own writing.
With real life examples of academic work, and plenty of `dos' and `don'ts', this is the perfect writing manual for students studying at all levels, and the ideal book to help you get top marks for all your education course assignments.
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Dominic Wyse is Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at University College London (UCL), Institute of Education (IOE), and Academic Head of the Department of Learning and Leadership. Dominic is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAoSS), an elected member of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Council, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). The main focus of Dominic's research is curriculum and pedagogy. Key areas of work are the teaching of writing, reading and creativity. Dominic has extensive experience of funded research projects which he has disseminated in numerous peer-reviewed research journal articles and books. These include major international research volumes for which he is the lead editor (e.g. The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment), and bestselling books for students, teachers and educators (e.g. Teaching English, Language and Literacy - 3rd Edition). His most recent book is A Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching (published by SAGE). He has been an editor, and on the editorial board, of internationally recognised research journals. He is currently an editor of the Curriculum Journal, one of the journals of the British Educational Research Association (BERA).
PART I: READING AND THINKING Reading Widely Searching for Reading Materials Reading Critically Planning for Writing PART II: WRITING Structuring Your Writing Writing Critically Referencing Writing a Dissertation Proofreading Assessment and Learning from Feedback