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Published: 01 December 2017

192 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9781784992705

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The craft of writing in sociology

Developing the argument in undergraduate essays and dissertations

First Edition

Andrew Balmer and Anne Murcott

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Presents a clear, authoritative discussion of essay writing from choosing a question, through developing an argument to final proof-reading, conveniently in one book
  • Focuses on how to construct an argument from beginning to conclusion, by weaving together concepts and propositions, developing evidence and structuring sentences and paragraphs
  • Uses examples of work by students studying at leading universities to show what they have done well, what could be done better and how to improve it
  • Provides a concise overview of the essentials of English grammar to help all students construct clear sentences and sensible paragraphs, as well as supporting any student whose first language is not English
  • Great primer for sociology students at degree level and above

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