Download PDF by Neil Murray, Geraldine Hughes: Writing up your university assignments and research projects

By Neil Murray, Geraldine Hughes

ISBN-10: 0335235522

ISBN-13: 9780335235520

  • what's solid educational writing?
  • How may still I current my written paintings?
  • How am i able to increase my written work?

educational writing could be a daunting prospect for brand new undergraduates and postgraduates alike, whether they're domestic or in a foreign country scholars. This obtainable e-book offers them/students with all they should recognize to provide first-class written work.

in keeping with their decades of expertise, the authors have dependent the booklet on the way to construct scholars' self assurance of their personal writing skill while while respecting traditional rules of what's, and what's no longer, appropriate within the educational area. to augment pupil studying, the fabric is gifted utilizing a wealth of transparent examples, hands-on projects with solutions, and logical sequences that construct on past chapters. the 1st sections of the ebook deal with the coaching and writing of assignments and study initiatives, whereas the 3rd offers an invaluable toolkit containing reference fabrics on components together with punctuation, grammar and educational terminology.

The e-book comprises a variety of tips and insights and comprehensively covers concerns such as:

  • examining round a brand new subject
  • the necessity for coherence and the way to accomplish it
  • constitution and corporation
  • Plagiarism, quoting and mentioning assets
  • the most sections of a standard learn undertaking
  • Writing variety
  • discovering your individual voice
  • Examiner expectations

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The introduction and conclusion have been written for you; use the notes given for each of the paragraphs to write complete sentences. Try to expand the information given, providing further details to support each of the points made. Use cause and effect words and phrases where appropriate. Increasing levels of juvenile crime is an area of great concern in Britain today. While it is true that serious crime involving young offenders is not a new phenomenon – the case of Jamie Bulger in the early 1990s is a stark example – it is the increasing incidence and severity of crimes committed by teenagers which is worrying both parents and the authorities.

Widening the circle of victims and assigning blame to the operations of ‘unfettered’ markets point the way to a range of interventionist measures and programmes. (Henderson 2001: 25–6) 1. What is Henderson’s conclusion? 2. List the premises on which his conclusion rests. 3. In the second paragraph, he uses the phrase ‘it is clear that . ’ to reinforce his viewpoint. Find two other phrases in the paragraph which perform this function. 40 WRITING UP YOUR UNIVERSITY ASSIGNMENTS AND RESEARCH PROJECTS TASK 2 One way you can practise the skill of argumentation is to read through a passage that presents a particular argument; this could be a newspaper article or a passage from a textbook or journal article.

While it is true that . , it must not be forgotten that/it cannot be denied that . . Although it is possible to identify a number of factors that may contribute to . , in general their effect on . . is marginal. 11). Stating your own viewpoint It is clear that . . It must be accepted that . . The evidence indicates that/would appear to suggest that . . It is possible to present two or more opposing views on a topic and to use these as a basis for stating your own view. Following is an example of this approach, where one writer compares and contrasts the views of two wellknown authors and then puts forward his own viewpoint on the subject.

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