|About the book|
"This is a writing guide for someone who is prepared to sit down and read about the process of writing and who prefers the support of a sympathetic tutor rather than a source of reference or a compendium of rules. It's the sort of book which holds you by the hand and talks you gently through the issues." Roy Johnson, Mantex
The book explores both traditional essay and other kinds of writing that you will need to do as part of your studies. You are encouraged to build upon your existing abilities as a writer through applying practical tasks to your own work.
The second edition of this best-selling title has been completely updated with new coverage of report writing, learning journals, electronic writing and using the internet.
This book is an essential tool for anyone who wants to improve their writing skills at university or FE colleges, including both undergraduates and postgraduate students. It is key reading for students in courses that require essay, report, or dissertation writing and for students returning to study. It is also an invaluable resource for academic staff who want to support students with their writing.
|About the authors|
Phyllis Creme is research fellow in academic literacies in Education and Professional Development at UCL. She runs the new HEFCE funded Writing and Learning Mentor project and works on the CALT Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme. Recent research in student writing includes uses of learning journals and the relationship between academic and creative writing.
Mary R. Lea is a lecturer at the Open University in the Institute of Educational Technology. She has extensive experience of both supporting students with their writing and researching in the field of writing and learning.
|Table of contents|
You and university writing
First thoughts on writing assignments
Writing for different courses
Beginning with the title
Reading as part of writing
Organizing and shaping your writing
Putting yourself into your academic writing
Putting it together
Completing the assignment and preparing for next time
Using different kinds of writing
Using learning journals and other exploratory writing