Osmond's Academic Writing and Grammar for Students is a clear and practical learning resource for all in higher education who are keen to develop their writing skills. With well-defined learning outcomes supported by accessible content and sound examples, it offers a lively, engaging guide to enhancing the quality and clarity of students' writing. Now in its second edition, Osmond's book offers a usefully expanded chapter on critical thinking, plus updated suggestions for further reading.
There are lots of books on correct usage of English, but where this book distinguishes itself from the rest is its focus on academic writing. As well as perhaps obvious (to teachers) advice to avoid emotive language in essays, the book contains information on sentence structure and other aspects of grammar. What is especially good is that the examples are all taken from academic writing in different subject areas. In addition, the book is easy to read because it has a simple two-colour format with clear headings.
This text continues to be useful for students who have not studied for several years, giving them confidence to develop their writing at level 7.
Very good book. Excellent for undergraduate or postgraduate students.
This text explains academic writing in simple form so that students embarking on a university course will be able to follow it with ease.
An excellent resource for students when focusing on their written work
A well structured guide giving the student (particularly mature, returners) a sound base from which to begin their academic journey.
Clearly written with easy to understand examples
Academic writing and Grammar for Students provides a good practical approach to addressing common errors, as well as tools and techniques for improvements.
Particularly useful for return to learning students.
A very clear text which covers many, if not all, of the key academic skills taught on this Access course. A valuable resource which could be useful throughout both FE and HE study.
My students have to write a 3000 essay at the end of their course. This will help with my planning for their learning for this.
This text gives students a clear understanding on all aspects of academic writing. I can see the benefits from adopting this book already within their assignments.
Very clear and concise. A good resource.
A great guide for students embarking on study in higher education. Very informative with good examples of structuring writing in an academic style.
Excellent chapter on critical thinking and how to effectively integrate research into students' written work
A useful resource with clear layout to signpost the reader through the text. Key points are helpfully framed in each section to summarise the content.
A great little book full of really useful guidance and clarification of key points to help and support learners through academic writing. A super starting point for any high level learner.
Teaching international student and guiding them in proper writing skills and good grammar.
This is extremely useful for students struggling with this aspect of academic writing. i allowed my personal tutees to use this recently and they rated it very highly, so much so that I haven't seen the copy for a while as it is in circulation somewhere.