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The Student's Guide to Writing: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (Palgrave Study Guides:Literature)
 
 

The Student's Guide to Writing: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (Palgrave Study Guides:Literature) [Kindle Edition]

Dr John Peck , Martin Coyle
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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'Excellent valuable text.' -- Lorraine Shaw, Liverpool John Moores University

'Excellent valuable text.' -- Lorraine Shaw, Liverpool John Moores University

'This book is a little gem!...For anyone interested in the English Language and with a concern for proper usage, this book is a delight - a must!' -- Mr Francis J. Dempsey, Galway - Mayo Institute of Technology

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John Peck and Martin Coyle's The Student's Guide to Writing became a firm favourite amongst lecturers when it published in 1999. Aimed at students wishing to perfect their writing skills, it shows them how to construct a sentence, a paragraph and an essay and carefully explains grammar, punctuation and spelling. For this second edition, the authors have made their explanations even clearer, included a 'Spot the Mistake' section, and added an index for easier navigation.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 305 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1403997381
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2 edition (29 July 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006UH4FG2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,777 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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57 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Writing - that easy? 25 Mar 2003
By Jane
Format:Paperback
Writing well is not an easy task! A lecturer recommended this book to me four years ago. Struggling to write my final year dissertation I bought it, hoping it would help. It is very useful. The book is user-friendly and can be read quickly; it is also divided into sections for quick reference with a grammar section at the back. It explains basic concepts such as 'how to write a good sentence', and highlights the common errors students make. It shows how a little editing can dramatically improve a student's work. It will help your writing immensely, I only regret I didn't buy it sooner!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Writing - that easy? 25 Mar 2003
By Jane
Format:Paperback
Writing well is not an easy task! A lecturer recommended this book to me four years ago. Struggling to write my final year dissertation I bought it, hoping it would help. It is very useful. The book is user-friendly and can be read quickly; it is also divided into sections for quick reference with a grammar section at the back. It explains basic concepts such as 'how to write a good sentence', and highlights the common errors students make. It shows how a little editing can dramatically improve a student's work. It will help your writing immensely, I only regret I didn't buy it sooner!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable tool 21 Mar 2004
Format:Paperback
I found this book particularly good; it is written in a very clear and succint way and highlights the everyday's mistakes that students (but not only) are falling foul.
Some people say that spelling and grammar are not the most important factors when writing academic papers, essays, dissertations, reports, projects and so forth....
Ok....tutors looks mainly for your understanding of the course material. But he/she won't be at all impress if you use the apostrophe incorrectly or if you repeatedly making gross grammar mistakes.
That is why I think that, as a foreign student studying in English, this book has been a great help in improving and polishing my writing skills.
Top marks!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The students Guide to writing 16 Feb 2009
By Denis
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This is an excellent book that guides you through the complexities of grammar, and helps you polish your writing skills.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 28 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
When I initially scanned this book I thought it wasn't for me, its first chapter is about sentences, and I'm thinking 'too easy', but whoever knew that something so basic could be so interesting.

If you liked Eats, Shoots, and Leaves then you'll like this.
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Great little book to use as reference for grammar, spelling and punctuation. This book is a great tool when writing/reading essays etc
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4.0 out of 5 stars I have not read it yet! 27 Oct 2013
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It looks the part! I opened and perused the passage and at the moment cannot remember whereI
Bad Luck !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 15 April 2013
By N. Kent
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A very good source of information extended to a potential writer. I found the book to be what it says, a guide to writing which would be welcome by any serious writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Advised to buy
This book wasn't a choice of mine, it was a recommended book form an Open University writing course. I have found it very useful so far.
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A great book to read when making the transition from college style writing to a higher level of university writing. A great book and much help
Published on 1 July 2011 by Clare284
4.0 out of 5 stars review for student's guide to writing
ordered it as i was struggling with essays came within the next few days. good quality and quick delivery can't complain..
Published on 12 Jan 2011 by Rhodri
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but can be boring
The book is great in the sense of providing a basic hands-on review of english grammar, punctuation and structure. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Student's Guide to Writing: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar...
This book arrived prompltley and in an excellent condition. The content of this book is very useful and wholey supports my academic development.
Published on 27 Dec 2009 by Ms. G. Wilkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars almost a writer's bible
This book is an extremely useful guide to grammar which is pretty much the same as their quick reference guide but wrapped in student/lecturer language. Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2009 by Eliza Elderberry
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I had high expectations of this book, since it is from Palgrave and other of their publications in this series have been very good indeed (especially the Stella Cottrell stuff). Read more
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