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Effective Writing Skills for Social Work Students

Effective Writing Skills for Social Work Students

June 2011 | 96 pages | Learning Matters
This concise text is written specifically to help students and practitioners hone their techniques and develop their skills when it comes to writing in a clear, accessible and, above all, rigorous manner. There are sections on good essay writing and how to construct an argument, referencing and plagiarism, and reflective and critical writing. More than just another study skills book, Effective Writing Skills for Social Work is focused on real, day-to-day practice issues and the complex academic demands faced by social work students.
Writing for university
Placement preparation and practice
Writing for your practice placements

helpful for new students

Ms Juliet Diane Heaton
School of Applied Social Sciences, De Montfort University
August 19, 2016

Another excellent easy read but comprehensive book which provides useful points for students to develop over the course of their training. A key book for any student and lecturer.

Mrs Toni Benaton
Britannia Mill Campus, Derby University
April 15, 2016

A nice accessible little book which will no doubt be welcomed by students heading out on their first placement. Chapter one highlighted some useful and oft repeated pointers on academic writing. It would have been great if the book had offered more guidance on development and structuring of ideas in academic writing.

Dr Niamh Flanagan
Social Science , University College Dublin
February 21, 2014

Was not comprehensive enough to meet my needs for the course.

Professor Nancy Anderson
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Warner University
December 6, 2013

A useful and practical book

Philip Gilligan
Dept of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
January 22, 2013

This book will form part of a key list of texts for our skills to practice module. Useful exercises and activities allow an important, but often 'dry' teaching topic to come alive.

Mrs Kay Wall
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
December 14, 2012

Highly appropriate for the beginning years of the social work degree. A useful book that students can dip into to improve specific writing skills.

Mrs Sue Jones
Social Work (Didsbury), Manchester Metropolitan University
December 14, 2012

Useful for Year 1 students

Mr Robert Wu
Social Work Department, Birmingham City University
November 7, 2012

A timely text which will enhance SW skills & practice training.

Mr David Gaylard
Social Work (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
July 9, 2012

A timely text which will enhance SW skills training.

Mr David Gaylard
Social Work (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
July 9, 2012

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