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ERIC Number: ED500422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-15
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-4858-6
The Good Writing Guide for Education Students. Second Edition
Wyse, Dominic
SAGE Publications (CA)
Whether you are returning to studying after a break, or need help adjusting your writing skills to meet the needs of your education course, this practical, down-to-earth guide will help you improve your literacy skills. Aimed specifically at students in education courses, this book uses examples of students' work to highlight common problems, and provides guidance on how to improve. There are handy lists of "Dos and Don'ts" and lots of examples. New to the Second Edition: (1) An explanation of graduate level criteria, with an example of a student's work with tutorial feedback; (2) More on selective use of the internet; (3) More on the peer-review process, the importance of journals, and an explanation of journal rankings; (4) A new section on defining key terms; and (5) Additional advice on how to avoid plagiarism. The book also offers practical advice on: (1) Reading widely; (2) How to search for reading materials; (3) Carrying out small-scale research projects; (4) Structuring academic writing appropriately; (5) Improving punctuation, spelling, grammar, and use of language; and (6) Presentation skills. The book contains two parts and 14 chapters. Part I, Reading and Thinking, presents: (1) Reading Widely; (2) Searching for Reading Materials; (3) Referencing; (4) Planning; and (5) Small-Scale Research Projects. Part II, Writing, concludes with: (6) Structuring your Writing; (7) Grammar; (8) Punctuation; (9) Spelling; (10)Presentation and Proofreading; and (11) Assessment and Learning from Feedback.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
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