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About this book

Reading is part and parcel of academic writing, and knowing which sources to include in assignments and how to go about this process can be challenging. That's where this handy guide comes in. With over twenty years' experience in the field, Jeanne Godfrey is no stranger to essay writing. Taking students step-by-step through the process, from choosing their sources to checking their work, she helps students to develop the skills and confidence they need to use their reading effectively in their essays and get the best marks possible for their work. Concise and practical, it breaks down the 'why' and 'how' of using reading in academic writing and contains valuable guidance on paraphrasing, comparing the views of different authors and commenting on sources.
This book is ideal for students of all disciplines, and can be used by college students, undergraduates and postgraduates.

Table of Contents

Introduction

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Understanding your reading

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A1. How do you decide what to read?

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A2. How do you understand what you read?

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A3. How do you question what you read?

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A4. How do you decide what to read?

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A5. Writing to understand your reading

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Using your reading in your essay

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B1. Why and how should you quote?

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B2. Why and how should you paraphrase?

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B3. Why and how should you summarise?

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B4. What will make your essay original?

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B5. Putting it all together in your essay

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Useful words and phrases

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C1. Using verbs precisely and powerfully

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C2. Discussing authors’ views and position

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C3. Comparing and connecting different authors

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C4. Making positive comments

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C5. Making negative comments

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Checking and correcting your work

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D1. Being clear and precise

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D2. Re-expressing and referencing your reading

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D3. Checking your referencing

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D4. Checking your grammar

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