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A Guide to Writing Argumentative Essays

A Guide to Writing Argumentative Essays

Gregory J. Nash

ISBN: 978-0-730-30228-5

Jan 2012

104 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Description

Written as an essential guide for first-year university students, A guide to writing argumentative essays provides explanation and strategies for the successful completion of this popular form of assessment. This book takes the unique approach of catering for reading learners through definition and clarification of key aspects in essay writing (telling them how to write an essay), before focusing on visual learners with a sample essay that is deconstructed with the use of 25 figures (showing them how to write the essay).

This easy-to-follow method not only increases student understanding of the different aspects of essay writing, but demonstrates the purpose and function of these aspects in a working sample. From the earliest stages of generating ideas, through brainstorming, to the final development of argument and paragraphs, this resource will promote essay writing skills and assist in consistently achieving higher marks.

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Section 1

ASPECTS OF ESSAY WRITING

Introduction

Research

Paraphrasing

Quoting

Referencing

Plagiarism

Essay writing style and tone

Paragraphs and sentence types

Indicator words and phrases

The power of feedback

Section 2

DEVELOPING AN ESSAY PLAN

Introduction

Timetabling

The essay question

Brainstorming

Concept mapping

The research process

Developing a thesis statement

Mapping the essay

Section 3

ESSAY EXAMPLE AND DECONSTRUCTION

Introduction

The coversheet and title page

The introduction

Paragraph 1

Paragraph 2

Paragraph 3

The conclusion

The list of references

The completed essay for submission