Writing for Academic Success
- Gail Craswell - Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
- Megan Poore - Australian National University, Australia
Study Skills | Thesis & Dissertation Guides
Writing for Academic Success is a vital practical guide for any graduate student. If you seek to manage your writing effectively, reduce stress, and improve your confidence and efficiency, this book is for you. The authors show you how to acquire communicative rigor in research essays, reports, book and article reviews, exam papers, research proposals, and literature reviews, through to thesis writing, posters and papers for presentation and publication.
This Second Edition has been fully revised to reflect the online learning explosion. The authors provide insightful new material about how to work productively in different online contexts such as with blogs and wikis, setting up an e-portfolio, and raising an online profile. They also set out a focused guide to issues unique to digital communication, and working with and across different media and technologies.
The book includes advice on common writing concerns, cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary practices, a list of helpful words and phrases, and subject-specific examples of writing ranging from economics to philosophy to medicine. Writing for Academic Success is essential for graduate students both in taught courses and conducting research, and is also very useful for upper-level undergraduates.
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A very detailed and thorough guide covering all the major written assignment types. A must read for any student keen to improve their grades.
This text provides a systematic approach to creating an appropriate writing environment for university students. This entails preparation, managing tutorials and an overview of core types of academic writing. There are a comprehensive range of different academic writing styles and conventions that are broken down into key points, examples and exercises. This is an invaluable resource for students who are seeking to progress and improve their understanding and engagement with academic writing.
Good, informative book with great tips for academic writing.
index of the book is recommended to understand main knowledge about writing for academic success. Well prepared.
This is an informative book which I feel works through academic writing in a logical order. I particularly like the key points within each chapter.
Very useful for undergraduates
This book goes beyond practical advice on how to manage the writing environment and improve the structure and style of writing across multiple forms of assessment. The chapters on dissertation management and writing, presentations and publishing extend the basic academic skills to enhance academic engagement. This will be relevant for postgraduate students.
A really well-structured book with great content and explanations. The key points highlight the 'take-aways' for the reader very well.
A recommended book for those who need help with academic writing
This is one of the books which will be recommended for our 2nd and 3rd years UG students in preparation for their dissertations.