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Writing at University [Paperback]

Phyllis Creme , Mary R Lea
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1 May 2008 0335221165 978-0335221165 3
Writing at University offers guidance on how to develop the writing you have to do at university along with a greater understanding of what is involved in this complex activity. Writing is seen as a tool for learning as well as a product to be assessed. The importance of what you yourself can bring as a writer to your academic writing is stressed throughout the book.

The book looks at an array of writing projects, including essays, reports and dissertations, and analyzes what is expected of each form of assignment. The authors provide examples of student writing and reflections on writing by both tutors and students.

This edition includes new sections on:

  • Making an argument and persuading your reader
  • Using sources creatively
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Writing online
  • Further sources of information about academic writing
Writing at University is an essential resource for all college and university students, including postgraduates, who wish to develop their academic writing. It will also be an invaluable aid for tutors in supporting their students.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press; 3 edition (1 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0335221165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0335221165
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Phyllis Creme is a senior teaching fellow in the Centre of the Advancement for Learning and Teaching at University College London. She teaches and researches on the Academic Communications Programme working with both students and tutors.

Mary R. Lea is a senior lecturer at the Open University in the Institute of Educational Technology. She has extensive experience of both supporting students with their writing and researching in the field of writing and learning.


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not ideal for technical & scientific subjects 10 July 2009
Format:Paperback
The authors state that the book has its origins in their teaching and research, and the text contains numerous quotations from university teachers and students that illustrate this. The book contains 215 pages and there are chapters on:

You and university writing
Getting started
Writing for different courses
Beginning with the title
Reading as part of writing
Organising and shaping your writing
Making an argument and persuading your reader
Making good use of your sources
Putting yourself into your academic writing
Putting it together
Completing the assignment and preparing for next time
Exploring different kinds of writing
Learning journals and reflective writing

Within this structure there are sections on topics such as: word processing, structure, note taking, mind maps, developing an argument, referencing systems, plagiarism, grammar & punctuation, electronic writing and learning journals.

There are suggested activities throughout the text (fifty-seven in total) that are designed to help the reader assimilate the material. Some are practical - others are reflective. They are generally well designed and appropriate to the text.

The authors' philosophy, clearly articulated in the chapter 1, is that writing is part of the learning process.

"One of the main reasons why we decided to write this book was that we wanted to help students find ways of putting writing at the centre of their learning. We believe that writing for your studies and learning for your studies are so integrally related that they cannot be separated from each other." p.1

This philosophy underlies much of the book and is implicit in many of the suggested activities.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the cover 14 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
Book does exactly what it says on the cover, i just wish I had known about it at the start of the course, not 18 months into it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not ideal for technical & scientific subjects 9 July 2009
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Format:Paperback
The authors state that the book has its origins in their teaching and research, and the text contains numerous quotations from university teachers and students that illustrate this. The book contains 215 pages and there are chapters on:

You and university writing
Getting started
Writing for different courses
Beginning with the title
Reading as part of writing
Organising and shaping your writing
Making an argument and persuading your reader
Making good use of your sources
Putting yourself into your academic writing
Putting it together
Completing the assignment and preparing for next time
Exploring different kinds of writing
Learning journals and reflective writing

Within this structure there are sections on topics such as: word processing, structure, note taking, mind maps, developing an argument, referencing systems, plagiarism, grammar & punctuation, electronic writing and learning journals.

There are suggested activities throughout the text (fifty-seven in total) that are designed to help the reader assimilate the material. Some are practical - others are reflective. They are generally well designed and appropriate to the text.

The authors' philosophy, clearly articulated in the chapter 1, is that writing is part of the learning process.

"One of the main reasons why we decided to write this book was that we wanted to help students find ways of putting writing at the centre of their learning. We believe that writing for your studies and learning for your studies are so integrally related that they cannot be separated from each other." p.1

This philosophy underlies much of the book and is implicit in many of the suggested activities.

This is not a view point that I find useful or appropriate in my own teaching context (computing) - where I take the, more functional, perspective that writing is about the clear communication of ideas to the reader. It may well be that there are discipline specific reasons for the differing perspectives and, for this reason, I would suggest that the book is not ideal for scientific and technical subjects.

There are some sections that are relevant to technical subjects - e.g. Report writing, Grammar and punctuation, Referencing systems - but there are more suitable alternatives (Creaney 2009, Purdue University 2008) available elsewhere.
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