Writing successful reports and dissertations /

"Help is here! In this handy little book you will find expert guidance to enable you to produce a successful report or dissertation. With a focus on developing an effective writing style and argument, this book will show you, step-by-step, how to plan and deliver a perfect piece of writing to g...

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Main Author: Becker, Lucinda M.,
Format: Printed Book
Series:Sage study skills.
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Table of Contents:
  • Why a dissertation?
  • What is distinctive about a dissertation?
  • What are research questions?
  • What makes a good dissertation?
  • When and why would I write a report?
  • What is distinctive about a report?
  • Should I be asking research questions in a report?
  • Devising a strategy
  • Gathering material
  • Finding your voice
  • Are you a natural planner?
  • A planning strategy
  • Your first step
  • Four planning methods
  • Negative pauses
  • Necessary pauses
  • Positive pauses
  • Words
  • Phrases
  • Sentences
  • Paragraphs
  • Sections and chapters
  • Increasing impact
  • Checking your document
  • Now take your fingers off the keyboard.