Writing Successful Reports and Dissertations
- Lucinda Becker - Reading University, UK
Essays/Dissertations | Essays/Dissertations (UG) | Specific Study Skills (General)
Help is here! In this handy little book, you’ll 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 shows you, step-by-step, how to plan and deliver a perfect piece of writing to gain top marks.
Open up to find advice on:
- What makes dissertations and reports distinctive
- Organising your time and materials
- Finding the right planning method for you
- How to structure your writing successfully
- Writing good sentences, paragraphs, sections and chapters.
Read this book and you’re on your way to writing a great report or dissertation!
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In my final year, facing not only report writing but also a dissertation, this guide helped me hugely. The clear and organised structure meant it was easy to re-evaluate certain sections of my work and its approachable style of writing made it particularly accessible to read and concentrate on.
Writing Successful Reports and Dissertations' is a refreshingly pragmatic book packed with examples spanning a range of disciplines and contexts that will appeal to both students and professionals alike. The book is comprehensive, well-paced and systematic in its coverage of the different stages to writing. It is a must-read for anyone undertaking report or dissertation writing for the first time, or indeed for more experienced readers who would like to enhance their existing writing skills.
A very good text surround successful writing of reports and dissertations within HE; this is a great text for students to enhance their undertaking analytical and critical writing.
A useful text to support students with their final year dissertation. Clear supportive information presented in an easy to read and navigate format.
Interesting to see a much-needed focus on stages of the writing process rather than the more usual emphasis on methodology in research, though this is still addressed. I particularly like the section on creating research titles and questions which is often an area of confusion for students. Some useful tips for planning and some simple and supportive illustrations - there could have been more of these throughout the book.
An excellent text for undergraduates.
A Good manual for students on the ways and means of acceptable reports and dissertations.
A really strong introduction to writing and research.
Another essential book from the study skills guides. A very good book for all students full of top tips
Another essential book from the study skills guides. A very good resource for all students. Full of top tips
Sample Materials & Chapters
Writing Successful Reports and Dissertations - Ch.1 and Ch.2