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Effective writing : a guide for social science students /

by Ng, Pedro Pak-tao.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hong Kong : Chinese University Press, 2003Description: xxviii, 446 pages ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9629961164; 9789629961169.Subject(s): Social sciences -- Authorship | Academic writing
Contents:
Foreword / Ambrose Yeo-chi King -- Foreword / David Heywood Parker -- Ch. 1. The importance of writing -- Ch. 2. Characteristics of academic writing -- Ch. 3. Writing as a process -- Ch. 4. Reading and summarizing -- Ch. 5. Writing effective paragraphs -- Ch. 6. Writing a well-organized paper -- Ch. 7. Citing sources in the text -- Ch. 8. Preparing the list of references -- Ch. 9. Reporting research findings -- Ch. 10. Revising, editing, and proofreading -- App. 1. Subject-verb agreement -- App. 2. Using the correct word form : verbs, nouns, adjectives -- App. 3. Uncount nouns, variable nouns, and plural nouns -- App. 4. Use of articles -- App. 5. Verb tenses in research papers -- App. 6. Punctuation -- App. 7. Writing clear and effective sentences -- App. 8. Examples of revision of sentences with comments -- App. 9. Use of selected words and phrases.
Review: "This book offers basic guidelines in writing effectively for academic purposes. It reminds students that writing is an integral part of the learning process, and shows them how to write clear sentences, coherent paragraphs, and well-organized papers. It explains in detail matters of style and format, including how to quote, cite, and list reference sources (using both APA and ASA styles), and how to present quantitative and qualitative research results. Students can also learn how to revise, edit, and proofread to produce a high-quality paper" --Back cover. List(s) this item appears in: Learning Hub - Study Skills books
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-440) and index.

Foreword / Ambrose Yeo-chi King -- Foreword / David Heywood Parker -- Ch. 1. The importance of writing -- Ch. 2. Characteristics of academic writing -- Ch. 3. Writing as a process -- Ch. 4. Reading and summarizing -- Ch. 5. Writing effective paragraphs -- Ch. 6. Writing a well-organized paper -- Ch. 7. Citing sources in the text -- Ch. 8. Preparing the list of references -- Ch. 9. Reporting research findings -- Ch. 10. Revising, editing, and proofreading -- App. 1. Subject-verb agreement -- App. 2. Using the correct word form : verbs, nouns, adjectives -- App. 3. Uncount nouns, variable nouns, and plural nouns -- App. 4. Use of articles -- App. 5. Verb tenses in research papers -- App. 6. Punctuation -- App. 7. Writing clear and effective sentences -- App. 8. Examples of revision of sentences with comments -- App. 9. Use of selected words and phrases.

"This book offers basic guidelines in writing effectively for academic purposes. It reminds students that writing is an integral part of the learning process, and shows them how to write clear sentences, coherent paragraphs, and well-organized papers. It explains in detail matters of style and format, including how to quote, cite, and list reference sources (using both APA and ASA styles), and how to present quantitative and qualitative research results. Students can also learn how to revise, edit, and proofread to produce a high-quality paper" --Back cover.

Includes a small amount of text in Chinese characters.

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