The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing
How to Avoid Big Mistakes and Small Errors
- Phillip C. Shon - Professor of Criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Essays/Dissertations | Essays/Dissertations (UG)
Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context.
How-to tutorials include:
- Synthesizing and critiquing literature – and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments
- Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions – to improve the logic and structure of your writing
- Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing.
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At last! A text that supplies the student with specific tools for the specific requirements for reading and writing in the social sciences.
This book incorporates a unique framework through which students in social science programmes can make sense of the academic expectations surrounding reading and writing in their courses. Explained in a clear and logical manner, this framework is strongly linked to the learning needs of the student—the more I read, the more I want to try it.
This book provides a readable guide to structuring academic writing with the benefit of annotated reading. It is written with humour and a "pulling no punches" style.
This is an excellent book that provides clear advice not only on how to read, but also how to write academically and will be useful to undergraduate and masters students alike. The codes and the way that information is presented is reader friendly – the book can be used as a reference book or read cover to cover. I suspect for many people it will be both.
This is an easy to read book with a valuable insight into the structure and content of academic writing...I certainly found it valuable in developing my ability to write particular sections of social science papers. And, as a marker, the ‘big’ and ‘small’ errors code sheets enabled me to provide a more detailed feedback to students.
While this is an excellent resource, we decided to make it a recommended rather than required reading.
A useful easy to read text to support new students on a degree programme
I found this to be a useful guide for students coming back to academic study after a break away. It is user friendly and has an easy going style which is ideal for returners to practice and study.
A treasure that will help students to develop and improve their academic writing skills.
A very concise and realistic approach to academic writing
Sample Materials & Chapters
Understanding the “Big” and “Little” Errors in Your Paper