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Brilliant Writing Tips for Students
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BRILLIANT WRITING TIPS FOR STUDENTS

PAPERBACK BY COPUS, JULIA

£6.99

ISBN
9780230220027
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PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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EDITION
2009 ED.
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PAGES
112 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
30 JUL 2009

DESCRIPTION

Packed with top tips on grammar, structure and style, this handy guide provides succinct and practical guidance on students' most common writing concerns. Each tip is accompanied by authentic examples of student writing, suggested rewrites and useful exercises. Lively illustrations help students to understand and remember essential principles of grammar and punctuation, and end-of-chapter checklists help them to develop effective proofreading skills. This compact and concise book is a must-have for students of all levels, and a valuable resource for teachers needing no-nonsense explanations of key punctuation and grammar points.

CONTENTS

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.