Student's Writing Guide for the Arts and Social Sciences

By: Taylor, Gordon

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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 depends on the mastery of the subject matter and clarity of thought, the book deals with the tasks that confront students before they put pen to paper and also provides a guide to the structuring and use of language. Using concrete examples from a variety of disciplines, the author demonstrates the best approach to different sorts of work.

Title: Student's Writing Guide for the Arts and Social Sciences

Author Name: Taylor, Gordon

Categories: Academic English,

Publisher: United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press: 27/Jun/1989

ISBN Number: 0521369053

ISBN Number 13: 9780521369053

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 5115

Description: 10 line diagrams 268 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. (ISBN: 9780521369053 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 5115)

Keywords: English writing skills,