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Brilliant Dissertation
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BRILLIANT DISSERTATION

PAPERBACK BY KIRTON, BILL

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ISBN
9780273743774
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PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
352 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
17 JAN 2011

DESCRIPTION

An accessible guide to the most important academic writing skills a student needs to write successful undergraduate dissertations and project reports on any HE course. This book will give the reader a sound grounding on what the whole business of dissertation and report writing is about, and will provide instantaneous, easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of planning, researching, writing, revising and referencing a successful dissertation or report.

CONTENTS

Introduction: Do as we say not as we doPart 1: Getting readyChapter 1: The challengesChapter 2: Deciding what to write aboutPart 2: Getting organisedChapter 3: How to prepare and submit a proposalChapter 4: Ways to stop wasting timeChapter 5: Dissertation planningChapter 6: Planning your experimental projectPart 3: Finding and using informationChapter 7: Information literacyChapter 8: Learning how to readChapter 9: Assessing the value of source materialChapter 10: Turning reading into notesPart 4: Research techniquesChapter 11: Quantitative researchChapter 12: Qualitative researchChapter 13: Experiments and field tripsChapter 14: The importance of critical thinkingPart 5: Numbers and data Chapter 15: Working with numbersChapter 16: Working with and presenting dataPart 6: Plagiarism, referencing and ethicsChapter 17: Never ever plagiariseChapter 18: Citations and referencesChapter 19: The ethical dimensionPart 7: The first draftChapter 20: Structuring your dissertation Chapter 21: Structuring your reportChapter 22: Academic writingPart 8: Editing, revising and presentingChapter 23: The importance of the post-writing phasesChapter 24: Making the most of feedbackChapter 25: The importance of presentation