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Palgrave Macmillan

Brilliant Writing Tips for Students

ISBN 9780230220027
Publication Date September 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Pocket Study Skills

With tips on punctuation, style, grammar and essay structure, this handy guide provides succinct and practical guidance on students' most common areas of concern in their written work. Each tip is supplemented by authentic examples of student writing; suggested re-writes; and appropriate self-help exercises. 

JULIA COPUShas taught academic and creative writing throughout the UK, and is an Advisory Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund, an Honorary Fellow of Exeter University and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also an award-winning poet.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: PUNCTUATION
Full Stop or Comma?
The Comma
The Colon
The Semicolon
The Apostrophe
PART II: SENTENCE STRUCTURE
What Makes a Sentence a Sentence?
The Secret of Clear Sentences
PART III: PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE
How to Build a Paragraph
Using Topic Sentences to Define your Paragraphs
PART IV: STYLE
Maintaining Clarity in Longer Sentences
Parallel Sentence Structure
Placing Key Concepts at the End of a Sentence
Beware of Overusing Abstract Nouns
Can I Use the First Person ('I')?
PART V: AT A GLANCE
How to Improve your Writing Style – a Checklist
Useful Phrases for Essay Writing
Index

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