Through its use of conversational and supportive tones, this popular guide puts readers at ease, assisting the transition to academic study. With clear explanations, summaries and exercises, it is an invaluable companion for the mature student. This third edition has much new content including a new chapter on writing a dissertation proposal.
JEAN ROSE specialises in teaching mature students. She is an associate lecturer with The Open University, UK, and a freelance writer. She also contributes occasional columns on writing skills to various magazines. At Exeter University, she wrote her PhD thesis on the poet Geoffrey Hill and won the university's poetry prize.
Acknowledgements.- Who is This Book For?.- How to Use This Book.- If You Think You May Be Dyslexic....- PART I: THE BIG PICTURE.- Taking Notes.- Writing an Essay.- Quoting and Referencing.- PART II: WRITING FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES.- Style.- Summaries.- Letters and Emails.- Creative Writing.- Reports.- Articles.- Oral Presentations.- Exam Essays.- The Proposal For Your Undergraduate Dissertation.- PART III: THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF GOOD WRITING.- Verbs and Other Parts of Speech.- Writing Clear Sentences.- Punctuation.- Getting Conversation on Paper.- PART IV: MOVING ON.- Your CV.- Letters and Statements for Job Applications.- Appendix 1: Spelling Strategies.- Appendix 2: Common Confusions.- Answers.- Bibliography.- Index.