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Brilliant Dissertation [Paperback]

Bill Kirton
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2 Feb 2011 0273743775 978-0273743774 1

An accessible guide to the most important academic writing skills a student needs to write successful undergraduate dissertations and project reports on any HE course. This book will give the reader a sound grounding on what the whole business of dissertation and report writing is about, and will provide instantaneous, easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of planning, researching, writing, revising and referencing a successful dissertation or report.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (2 Feb 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273743775
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273743774
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bill Kirton was a university lecturer in French before taking early retirement to become a full-time writer. He's won two 2011 Forward National Literature Awards - 'The Sparrow Conundrum' was the overall winner of the Humor category and 'The Darkness' was runner up in the Mystery category. His historical mystery, 'The Figurehead', was long-listed for the 2012 Rubery Book Awards.

He's produced material in many different media. His radio plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4 and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. His stage plays have been performed in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and the USA and he's been the visiting artist to the Theatre Department of the University of Rhode Island on four separate occasions. There, he directed stage plays, gave classes on creative writing and theatre, performed in revues and translated three plays by Molière for public performance, one of which won a BCLA prize. Material from his Edinburgh Festival revues was broadcast on the BBC, ITV and French television.

He's also been a TV presenter and a voice-over artist and his scripts for corporate and educational DVDs and videos have won awards in the UK and USA. He's been a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and the universities of Dundee and St Andrews.

Most of his novels are set in the north east of Scotland. 'Material Evidence', 'Rough Justice', the award-winning 'The Darkness', 'Shadow Selves' and 'Unsafe Acts' all feature DCI Jack Carston. 'The Figurehead' is a historical novel set in Aberdeen in 1840. The award-winning 'The Sparrow Conundrum', is a spoof spy/crime novel also set in Scotland. His comic fantasy novella, 'Alternative Dimension' satirises online role-playing games.

His short stories have appeared in the Crime Writers' Association annual anthology in 1999, 2005 and 2006. IN 2010, one was also chosen for the 'Best British Crime Stories, Vol. 7' anthology edited by Maxim Jacubowski.

His non-fiction output includes 'Brilliant Study Skills', 'Brilliant Essay', 'Brilliant Dissertation', 'Brilliant Workplace Skills' and 'Brilliant Academic Writing. He also co-wrote 'Just Write' with Kathleen McMillan.

He writes books for children. 'Rory the Dragon and Princess Daisy' was published as a tribute to his great niece, Daisy Warn, who lived for just 16 weeks. Proceeds from its sales go to a children's hospice in South-West England. 'The Loch Ewe Mystery' is a stand-alone novel for children aged 7-12 and he's preparing a series about a grumpy male fairy called Stanley who lives under a cold, dripping tap in his bedroom.

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Develop key study skills to get the most out of your course.

Brilliant Dissertation is an accessible, practical guide to the most important and essential dissertation planning, researching and writing skills that any student needs. It will help you master and succeed in assessed dissertations or project reports on any university course.

This book will give you a sound grounding on what the whole business of researching, planning and writing a dissertation is about. It provides instantaneous, easily-accessible, practical advice and guidance on all of the most important academic skills that you will need to develop to get the most out of your course and maximise your final grade

 

BRILLIANT OUTCOMES:

 

  • Understand the special approaches needed for dissertations and projects
  • Decide what to write about and prepare and submit a proposal
  • Develop the necessary academic research and writing skills to be able to develop and express your ideas and arguments successfully

 

About the Author

Authors

Bill Kirton is an experienced lecturer and writer who most recently held the post of Royal Literary Fund Writing fellow at the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews, where he specialised in helping students across all subjects in developing their literary and academic writing and research skills. Bill is also a published author and respected ghostwriter who specialises in making information accessible to specific audiences.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for anyone writing a report. 2 Oct 2013
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This book isn't for those seeking a course-specific guide. However, it does cover all possibilities that could occur during the dissertation process, or writing a report in general, including how to submit a proposal and how to choose a topic. There are useful tips for those (like me) studying exact sciences with tips about experiments and how to deal with data. The book is clear and well written and would make a good companion for doing any report or project, not just a dissertation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars present. 22 Aug 2013
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...for my niece who graduated successfully - I've asked for it back, as I've just begun a degree with OU.
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