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Mastering Academic Writing

Mastering Academic Writing

First Edition

December 2018 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Focused on research-related assignments, this book coaches you on the trials and tribulations of academic writing, through the experiences of relatable characters who illustrate common dilemmas. Featuring hands-on exercises that involve real examples from other students, and annotations from writing centre tutors, it's a workbook of interactive writing practice designed to get your projects off the ground and maintain momentum.

Through encouraging, no-nonsense advice gained from years of working with students on mastering their writing habits, the authors help you to:

  • Develop and hone arguments  
  • Organize and interpret source material
  • Write effective research proposals and other persuasive texts
  • Follow academic conventions with confidence
  • Complete collaborative writing projects
  • Balance assignments around professional and personal commitments.  

Perfect for students transitioning from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees, this book provides the skills, tips, and tricks you need to move beyond the basics of academic writing and meet the new expectations of further study. 

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
Chapter 1: Developing an Argument
Chapter 2: Focusing a Research Topic
Chapter 3: Entering the Academic Conversation: Integrity When Using Sources
Chapter 4: Writing a Literature Review
Chapter 5: Using Voice to Make Your Mark
Chapter 6: Preparing a Scholarship Proposal
Chapter 7: Writing about Data
Chapter 8: Writing Collaboratively


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ISBN: 9781446299661