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In my final year, facing not only report writing but also a dissertation, this guide helped me hugely. The clear and organised structure meant it was easy to re-evaluate certain sections of my work and its approachable style of writing made it particularly accessible to read and concentrate on.
Writing Successful Reports and Dissertations' is a refreshingly pragmatic book packed with examples spanning a range of disciplines and contexts that will appeal to both students and professionals alike. The book is comprehensive, well-paced and systematic in its coverage of the different stages to writing. It is a must-read for anyone undertaking report or dissertation writing for the first time, or indeed for more experienced readers who would like to enhance their existing writing skills.
A very good text surround successful writing of reports and dissertations within HE; this is a great text for students to enhance their undertaking analytical and critical writing.
A useful text to support students with their final year dissertation. Clear supportive information presented in an easy to read and navigate format.
Interesting to see a much-needed focus on stages of the writing process rather than the more usual emphasis on methodology in research, though this is still addressed. I particularly like the section on creating research titles and questions which is often an area of confusion for students. Some useful tips for planning and some simple and supportive illustrations - there could have been more of these throughout the book.
An excellent text for undergraduates.
A Good manual for students on the ways and means of acceptable reports and dissertations.
A really strong introduction to writing and research.
Another essential book from the study skills guides. A very good book for all students full of top tips
Another essential book from the study skills guides. A very good resource for all students. Full of top tips
Includes useful tips on planning and undertaking a dissertation for undergraduate students
I really like this book, a valuable resource for our students, especially when it comes to writing in specific situations (term papers, bachelor thesis).
Very helpful support for dissertations and projects.
A useful study skills handbook which is ideal for offering guidance and information for dissertations and reports.
The use of the 'top tips' gives the reader some snapshot guidance to consider to better inform the research process.
The sections guide you through the elements pre, during and post researching and writing.
A useful text for undergraduates starting their first research topics as well as post graduates for a handy refresher.
maybe useful for undergraduate students
The book is comprehensive, well paced and systematic in its contents of the different stages of writing. It is a must read for anyone undertaking dissertation.
A great resource for academics supervising dissertations: good ideas about how to guide students through the minefield
In my view this is a very student friendly text. It is well-expressed and clearly structured with helpful diagrams, text boxes and top tips sections. I especially liked the section on ‘finding your voice’.
Looks good but does not work with our assignments.
Already proving helpful, especially to my dissertation writing lectures with good examples and references
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