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Doing essays & assignments : essential tips for students

Greasley, Pete2016
Subject: Gives you an insider's view on what tutors and professors really want when they set essays and projects, and reveals how you can raise your game and achieve the best grades. Drawing on a survey of lecturers and examples of real student work, this guide provides practical advice to help you not only understand what is expected of you, but also get ideas on how to deliver what your tutor is looking for. Through a behind-the-scenes look at marking, you can find out how to craft the perfect written assignment and discover tips and techniques on: managing workloads effectively; gaining higher marks through critically formed arguments; communicating clearly with the correct language, grammar and expression; avoiding common marking pitfalls such as referencing and plagiarism. This new edition also revelas how to successfully navigate group work, literature reviews, and presentations. With valuable insight from tutors, and practical tips to apply to your work, you might just want to keep this book to yourself!
2nd edition.
London SAGE, 2016.
xxiii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
First edition published 2011.Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-207) and index.
Why you should read this book (and keep it to yourself) -- An insight into the marking process -- How to impress and how to distress markers -- Before you start, some rules of the game -- Getting started, and getting finished -- Reading and researching the literature -- Introductions, conclusions, and structure -- What was the question again? -- Critical analysis, perspective, and argument -- The greatest source of 'marker distress' : language, grammar, and expression -- Referencing : an academic fetish for the anally retentive? -- Plagiarism -- How not to present graphs and charts -- Presenting your assignment :first impressions count -- Feedback and feed-forward -- Writing research/project reports -- Doing a systematic literature review -- Presentations: A fate worse than death -- Group project work, or 'hell is other people'.
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