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Writing At University

Writing at University offers guidance on how to develop the writing you have to do at university along with a greater understanding of what is involved in this complex activity. Writing is seen as a tool for learning as well as a product to be assessed. The importance of what you yourself can bring as a writer to your academic writing is stressed throughout the book. The book looks at an array of writing projects, including essays, reports and dissertations, and analyzes what is expected of each form of assignment. The authors provide examples of student writing and reflections on writing by both tutors and students. This edition includes new sections on: Making an argument and persuading your reader Using sources creatively Avoiding plagiarism Writing online Further sources of information about academic writing Writing at University is an essential resource for all college and university students, including postgraduates, who wish to develop their academic writing. It will also be an invaluable aid for tutors in supporting their students.
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Table of Contents

1. You and university writing 2. Getting started 3. Writing for different courses 4. Beginning with the title 5. Reading as part of writing 6. Organizing and shaping your writing 7. Making an argument and persuading your reader 8. Making good use of your sources 9. Putting yourself into your academic writing 10. Putting it together 11. Completing the assignment and preparing for next time 12. Exploring different kinds of writing 13. Learning journals and reflective writing Further reading and some additional sources References Index

About the Author

Phyllis Creme is a senior teaching fellow in the Centre of the Advancement for Learning and Teaching at University College London. She teaches and researches on the Academic Communications Programme working with both students and tutors. Mary R. Lea is a senior lecturer at the Open University in the Institute of Educational Technology. She has extensive experience of both supporting students with their writing and researching in the field of writing and learning.

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