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Essay Writing : A Student's Guide, will help students develop an approach to writing, which can be carried forward to other subjects, and even into one's career. Throughout the book, the author emphasizes the importance of writing, both as a process and product, for presenting a critical argument, and communicating effectively.
Essay Writing : A Student's Guide is written and presented in a chronological manner. In Chapter 1, Shields provides an overview of what an essay is, and why it is presented in a particular form. Chapters 2 and 3 provide strategies for deciphering the essay question, and planning out different ways to answer this question. Chapters 4 to 7, teach students how to do the groundwork for the body of the essay. This includes sourcing information, reading purposefully, making notes of what is read, all contribute to pre-writing skills. Chapters 8 to 11, actually deal with "how" to write an essay. Here, students will how to structure an essay, and how to organize and present information in different types of essays. After chapter 11, students wilfl understand the concept of drafting, editing, and revising, in the writing process. The final chapter, teaches students how to write an essay on an exam. The author has also included a Reflection and Review section contains suggestions, and practice activities, which will help students polish their writing skills.
Some of the topics covered in this book are Answering the Essay Question, Paragraphing: the Introduction and Conclusion, Making It Flow, Acquiring Information, Citing Information, Writing Exam Essay, and Concise Grammar Glossary.
Essay Writing : A Student's Guide, was published in 2010, by Sage South Asia. The book is written in an informative and logical style, which naturally follows the process of essay writing.
About Munling Shields
Munling Shields, is an author, who has written Essay Writing : A Student's Guide.
Munling Shields is affiliated with The School of Languages and International Studies, at the University of Lancashire.