Writing at University: A guide for students (3rd edition)

Creme, Phyllis and Lea, Mary (2008). Writing at University: A guide for students (3rd edition). Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.

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Abstract

Writing at University offers guidance on how to develop the writing you have to do at university along with a greater understanding of what is involved in this complex activity. Writing is seen as a tool for learning as well as a product to be assessed. The importance of what you yourself can bring as a writer to your academic writing is stressed throughout the book.

The book looks at an array of writing projects, including essays, reports and dissertations, and analyzes what is expected of each form of assignment. The authors provide examples of student writing and reflections on writing by both tutors and students.

This edition includes new sections on:
Making an argument and persuading your reader
Using sources creatively
Avoiding plagiarism
Writing online
Further sources of information about academic writing

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