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The Science of Academic Writing

The Science of Academic Writing
A Guide for Postgraduates

  • Anne Pertet - Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya.
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November 2024 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Are you unsure what your thesis should look like? Perhaps you are struggling to get started or tie everything together in your conclusion? Help is here! Taking you from the introduction all the way through to the conclusion, this practical guide will provide you with step-by-step guidance, examples, checklists and expert tips to help you write your thesis with confidence.

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Chapter 1: Enhancing academic writing
Chapter 2: Developing an academic argument
Chapter 3: Critical review of literature and building a theoretical framework
Chapter 4: Writing the introduction chapter
Chapter 5: Writing the literature review
Chapter 6: Writing the methodology chapter
Chapter 7: Writing the results chapter
Chapter 8: Writing the discussion chapter
Chapter 9: Writing the conclusion and recommendation
Chapter 10: Finalising the thesis


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This book answers many questions about academic writing and has excellent examples. It is great to have everything in one book for students to use and to save supervisors’ time not to answer the same questions over and over again.

Olga Cara
Lecturer in Sociology of Education, Programme Leader MRes in Social Research, UCL

The Science of Academic Writing: A Guide for Postgraduates is an excellent and fundamental source for postgraduate students. Clear and concise writing is coupled with rich examples and case studies. The book offers a well-structured guide to postgraduate students to comprehend the entire research process and complete their dissertations successfully.

Baris Cayli Messina
Programme Leader of MRes in Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Derby

A useful book for post graduates

Ms Anna Rees
School of Health Sciences, Liverpool University
August 18, 2023

Another book was more appropriate

Mrs Sarah Johnson
School of Health, University of Central Lancashire
March 25, 2024

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