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  • Paperback: 181 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (22 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521690145
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521690140
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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'An ideal course-book and companion. Full of practical tools and fresh insights, this is a book that not only shows how to read, research and write about English literature, it also explores why. Much more than a 'study skills' manual, it encourages a genuinely historical and theoretical grasp of the subject.' Professor Rob Pope, Oxford Brookes University

'I've nothing but praise for this book: it's clear, well-structured, intelligent and most welcome in that it is subject specific and speaks to the UK university system. This surpasses all current introductory guides to studying English Literature.' Dr Matthew Woodcock, University of East Anglia

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This essential guide provides the answers every first-year English student wants to know about how to approach the subject. It explains the history of literary criticism in an easily digestible form and offers clear advice on how to read and write effectively, with many interactive features, key tips and examples.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By henry number 5 on 5 Aug. 2009
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I am due to start my third year in my literature degree and I wish I had found this book when I started the degree. Gives you a breakdown of what is needed to achieve various grades within a degree, as well as general stuff about theories and essays. I particuarly like the fact that the author gives lots of suggestions for further reading/websites etc. Easy to read as well. Recommended, especially for first year students, but useful as a reminder/backup as you progress, especially if you are looking to improve results.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kate Bradley on 19 May 2012
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Studying English Literature is one of several guides with this title, and it's important to note the sub-heading on this particular guide before buying it. This is a practical guide, not to be mistaken for a supportive critical text examining canonical works, or a general introduction to the subject.

What this book is NOT:
* an introduction to the discipline of English. It does cover some of the changing ideas in approaches to teaching English in order to show you what you might face at university, but it does not give an exhaustive history of the language or discussion of literary movements or anything like that.
* a text which could accompany primary texts as an evaluatory source. There are very few excerpts from canonical texts, unlike some books of the same type, meaning it could not be used as a critical text, providing opinions on extracts - it's more to help with the act of studying, reading and writing, than support for specific texts.
* easy to read cover-to-cover. Contrary to previous reviewers on here, I found it hard to sit down and digest this guide, particularly the sections on grammar and referencing. Students who don't feel they have a problem with grammar may want to skip the 'Sentences' chapter, and if the reader is not currently undertaking referencing, that section can also feel a bit dull, even if it becomes useful at a later date.

What is book IS:
* a practical guide to the study of English - in a university context. The advice offered is universal for things like grammar but the creativity and deep-analysis recommended in this guide are probably a bit advanced (and ill-advised) at an earlier stage, considering the standardisation of mark schemes in A-level and GCSE courses.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 27 Jun. 2011
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Absolutely brilliant and really helpful when it comes to essay writing. It's also thankfully not too long either, and I got through it in a weekend! It's got quite a few good ideas on how to research your essay and how to look out for those errors that sneak past you from time to time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By r_94 on 18 Feb. 2014
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I find this book very helpful, particularly with structuring an argument at university level. The only thing which has stopped me giving it a 5 star is because it can be quite a heavy read with a lot to take in. Nonetheless, it really has been helping me these past few months since starting university.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vicky faulkner on 21 Oct. 2013
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i chose this rating as the delivery and condition of the book are perfect. i would recommend all of my fellow students to order this book as it is vital for English language and the delivery was quick.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Henry Petrie on 20 April 2014
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This is a really handy introduction which includes an overview of major literary-critical movements, as well as what to expect from a literature course and how to structure essays for a degree.
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