The Student's Writing Guide for the Arts and Social Sciences

The Student's Writing Guide for the Arts and Social Sciences

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This book is designed to help students with the problems they face in their academic writing. Beginning with the premise that successful writing in the arts and social sciences goes hand in hand with understanding the subject-matter and finding out what to do with it, the book deals with the tasks that confront students as they think about a problem and explore possible answers. Using concrete examples from a variety of disciplines, the author demonstrates an interesting approach to different sorts of task: reading, taking notes, interpreting and analysing. He moves on to show how the parts of an academic essay are developed and structured, and how to make effective use of language as an academic medium. This is a book that students will want to read through and refer back to. The practical knowledge required in writing a good academic essay is never underestimated, but Gordon Taylor's advice is always very clearly presented and very much to the point. At the same time it is refreshingly thorough, and the detailed illustrations he provides come from long experience in teaching students the art of writing.Nor should you be afraid to seek a change in the wording of the topic if your early investigations lead you into major problems. 3 Kinds of question An object, event, situation, concept or idea becomes an object of ENQUIRY because someone has raised an interesting or significant question ... learn to ask questions both of the essay topic itself and of the various books you use in your reading for the essay.

Title:The Student's Writing Guide for the Arts and Social Sciences
Author:Gordon Taylor
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1989


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