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Brilliant Writing Tips for Students

Brilliant Writing Tips for Students ISBN: 9780230220027
British English

Brilliant Writing Tips for Students

Series: Palgrave Pocket Study Skills
Author: Copus, Julia
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780230220027
Publication Date: 2009
Level: C1 Advanced
Publishers' UK Price: £6.99
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Level: Advanced

With tips on punctuation, style, grammar and essay structure, this handy guide provides succinct and practical guidance on students' most common areas of concern in their written work. Each tip is supplemented by authentic examples of student writing; suggested re-writes; and appropriate self-help exercises.
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 ....
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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
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