The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing
How to Avoid Big Mistakes and Small Errors
- Phillip C. Shon - Professor of Criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context.
How-to tutorials include:
- Synthesizing and critiquing literature – and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments
- Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions – to improve the logic and structure of your writing
- Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing.
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While this is an excellent resource, we decided to make it a recommended rather than required reading.
A useful easy to read text to support new students on a degree programme
I found this to be a useful guide for students coming back to academic study after a break away. It is user friendly and has an easy going style which is ideal for returners to practice and study.
A treasure that will help students to develop and improve their academic writing skills.
A very concise and realistic approach to academic writing
Students found this really engaging and informative. It covers the major parts of academic writing and addresses some of the most common issues students encounter when writing at university level.
A good guide with solid advice on academic writing. Best suited to someone reading it in order, can be difficult to pick up and read individual sections, some of the language can be quite technical for novice readers.
This is very useful as a starting point for improving essay writing skills for mature students who are returning to study
Sample Materials & Chapters
Understanding the “Big” and “Little” Errors in Your Paper