Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide by Peter Redman

Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide by Peter Redman

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Writing good essays can be a real challenge. If you need a helping hand (or
simply want to improve your technique) this book sets out proven approaches
and techniques which can help everyone write good essays.

Extensively revised and updated, this 4th edition includes new material
such as:

  • A chapter on essay planning, focusing on literature searching (using online
    materials), note-taking and formulating an argument
  • A comparison of essay writing to exam writing
  • The use of academic language, vocabulary and register, and its ‘accuracy
    and appropriateness’
  • A new Companion Website providing additional activities, downloads and

The authors focus on answering key questions you will face when preparing
essays – What do tutors look for when marking my essay? What kind of skills
do I need as I progress through my course? How can I avoid inadvertent
plagiarism? What are the protocols for referencing?

Encapsulated in easy to digest summaries, this edition shows you how to
approach different types of essay questions, addresses common worries, and
provides extensive use of worked examples including complete essays which are
fully analysed and discussed.

Visit the Companion Website at for a range of
free support materials!

Good Essay Writing is highly recommended for anyone studying social
sciences who wants to brush up on their essay writing skills and achieve
excellent grades.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels.
From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your
undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills
help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study
Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

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