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Books on Writing Essays and Dissertations

This week (30th November – 4th December), we are running a series of drop-in sessions in the library where students can prepare for writing essays by learning about how to search for information more effectively and how to reference their work. We’re also letting you know which other libraries you can use, how our Special Collections and Archives can help with your research and offering advice on presenting with confidence.

To help you further, there are a range of books in the library that will supplement what you could learn in these sessions. If you’re not sure how to structure an essay or how to avoid plagiarism, then these books can really help. The 808.02 section on the second floor has a number of books on academic and study skills. Here are just a handful which are worth reading.

Academic Writing : A Handbook for International Students by Stephen Bailey (2011), 808.02 BAI

Academic Writing and Grammar for Students by Alex Osmond (2016), 808.02 OSM

Cite Them Right : the Essential Referencing Guide by Richard Pears and Graham Shields (2013), 808.02 PEA (also available online at Log in with your IT username/password)

50 Steps To Improving Your Academic Writing by Chris Sowton (2014), 808.02 SOW

How To Cite, Reference and Avoid Plagiarism at University by Kathleen McMillan and Jonathan Weyers (2011), 808.02 MACM

How To Use Your Reading in Your Essays by Jeanne Godfrey (2013), 808.02 GOD

How To Write Better Essays by Bryan Greetham (2013), 808.02 GRE

How To Write for University by Kathleen McMillan and Jonathan Weyers (2014), 808.02 MACM

Success in Academic Writing by Trevor Day (2013), 808.02 DAY

Writing : Learn To Write Better Academic Essays by Els van Geyte (2013), 808.02 GEY

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