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The Guide to Writing

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Exams and Essays but Were Too Afraid to Ask
Narrated by: Chirag Patel
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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Publisher's Summary

For a few years, I ran a student support service at a university. Over that time, I discovered that most students were tripping up for easily avoidable reasons, and came in with the same problems each time. Contained herein are solutions for the most common student difficulties, being:

  • 1. Preparation 
  • 1.1 How should I prepare to write my essay? How much time should I leave? 
  • 1.2 General tips
  • 2. The Question
  • 2.1 What am I being asked to do? Shouldn’t I just read everything I can and then start?
  • 2.2 What is the difference between a claim and an argument? What counts as evidence?
  • 2.3 What does the question mean?
  • 2.4 What does critically analyse mean?
  • 2.5 What’s the difference between objective and subjective? Why does it matter?
  • 2.6 What resources will I need?
  • 2.7 Why is it important to define my terms, and how should I do it?
  • 3. Structure
  • 3.1 How do I structure my essay?
  • 3.2 How long should paragraphs be?
  • 3.3 What is a topic sentence?
  • 3.4 What makes a good introduction?
  • 3.5 How do I write my conclusion?
  • 3.6 What does a completed essay structure look like?
  • 4. Language & Style
  • 4.1 How do I sound academic? Just using the words and phrases without understanding them is getting me in trouble
  • 4.2 How do I avoid using or showing my opinion?
  • 4.3 What language can’t I use?
  • 4.4 How do I make my writing formal and impersonal?
  • 4.5 How do I link paragraphs together?
  • 5. Reading
  • 5.1 How should I read? I don’t understand what these people are saying
  • 5.2 Why shouldn’t I read every word?
  • 5.3 What kinds of reading are there?
  • 5.4 How and why should I take notes?
  • 6. Referencing 
  • 6.1 Why can’t I use just anything I find on the internet? How do I know what's okay?
  • 6.2 Why do I keep losing marks for referencing?
  • 6.3 How do I reference?
  • 6.4 How do I avoid accidental plagiarism, or being accused of plagiarism?
  • 7. Exams
  • 7.1 How should I prepare before the exam?
  • 7.2 How should I manage my time?

....and more

©2019 Chirag Patel (P)2019 Chirag Patel

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The K.I.S.S. Principle

It delivers what it promises in a very short time. The author gives you simple tips on how to write clearly and logically. The index provided in the Publisher's Summary is a plus! I will certainly listen to it again to internalize all these concepts.

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