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Polish Your Academic Writing

Polish Your Academic Writing

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November 2019 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Struggling to find your academic voice? Polish Your Academic Writing gives you the advice and skills you need to write appropriately and impactfully and get the best grades in your assignments.
  • Effectively make your point and answer the assigned question
  • Build a solid and logical writing structure
  • Perfect your paragraphs and make your sentences flow.

Super Quick Skills provides the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.

  1. Learn core skills quickly
  2. Apply them right away and see results
  3. Succeed in your studies and in life

Super Quick Skills gives you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

How do I make my point clear?
How do I know if I’ve answered the question?
How do I structure my assignment?
What is a paragraph?
What is flow and how do I create it?
How do I know if it sounds ok?
How can I get a fresh perspective on my work?
How do I know when I’m finished polishing?


A Super Quick Skills Video

Watch our Super Quick introduction to developing your academic writing skills with author Helen Coleman.

Student Success Webinar

Watch the recording of Getting the Most Out of Your University Journey with Helen Coleman and Kaye Rabel. This webinar, hosted by JS Group, offers top tips on healthwellbeing and academic success.

Sage Study Skills Hub
Visit the Sage Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

I wish I’d had this book when I first started my degree, it has good advice and underlines what is needed to write academically, I will be suggesting this book to others and will be using it in future endeavours.

Fiona Edwards
Student at Glyndwr University

A key text to support Fd students to develop writing skills. Have requested copies for this academic year to enable students to improve assignment structure.

Miss Tracey Canham
Education, New College Swindon
July 27, 2022

Great resource for use on the Access courses/study skills modules

Miss Janet De-Havillan
Business Law, Oldham College
April 27, 2023

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