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Text Types 2nd Edition A writing guide for students, Anne Townsend and Anne Quill
1 Text Types 2nd Edition A writing guide for students
Anne Townsend and Anne Quill Australia Cengage Learning 2012 0987304275 / 9780987304278 2nd Edition Soft cover New Book 26.0 x 18.5 x 0.4 cm 
Text Types: a writing guide for students provides a clear reference tool for students, teachers and parents to understand 30 different types of written texts, both literary and factual.This larger format Second Edition has been updated and expanded in the variety of text types and examples included. Examples presented and analysed include many electronic texts. According to the Australian Curriculum: English, students in years 7 to 10 are expected to plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using effective vocabulary and language features appropriate for the writer's purpose and the audience. These texts may take a variety of formats for example: ' an everyday explanatory text ' a media report ' a literary text ' a point of view or an argument expressed in a letter to the editor or a debate etc. Text Types: A writing guide for students [Second Edition] provides students with examples of all of these texts and more, together with clear directions about how to write each one. The book aims to provide the scaffolding and modelling necessary for the development of writing skills. It provides teachers, parents and students with a unique tool to improve writing skills and is suitable for use by students in midprimary to mid-secondary school. 
Price: 16.95 AUD
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The Academic Essay: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Edit 2E Revised, Derek Soles
2 The Academic Essay: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Edit 2E Revised
Derek Soles UK Studymates 2005 1842850652 / 9781842850657 2nd Edition Soft cover New Book 20.0 x 12.9 x 1.2 cm 
This book is a step-by-step guide to all the stages of writing an academic essay. The first part deals with gathering, evaluating and organising information; the second how to write effective introductions and concluding paragraphs, and the final section how to revise and edit your work. Full of practical tips and advice gleaned from years of experience as a tutor on the receiving end of essays, this is essential reading for every student in full- or part-time education today. 
Price: 33.95 AUD
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Senior Text Types 2nd Edition A writing guide for students, Elli Housden
3 Senior Text Types 2nd Edition A writing guide for students
Elli Housden Australia Cengage Learning 2013 017025741X / 9780170257411 2nd Edition Soft cover New Book 26.0 x 18.5 x 0.6 cm 
Senior Text Types: A Writing Guide for Students has been fully revised to provide a ready reference tool for students, teachers and parents to assist in the production of over 30 different types of written texts. Each text type is presented in a double page format, with one page analysing the structure of the genre and the second page presenting an example of the text. This presentation provides the scaffolding and modelling necessary for the development of writing skills. The guide also includes: ' a glossary of terms ' writing activities ' a matrix of text types Senior Text Types: A Writing Guide for Students is a unique tool for improving writing skills and can be used by students at the middle to upper secondary school level and beyond. 
Price: 26.50 AUD
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Thinking on the Page: A College Student's Guide to Effective Writing, Martha Schulman and Gwen Hyman
4 Thinking on the Page: A College Student's Guide to Effective Writing
Martha Schulman and Gwen Hyman USA Writer's Digest Books 2015 159963869X / 9781599638690 Soft cover New Book 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm 
Take Charge of Your Writing--and Dazzle Your Instructors! It can be a challenge to achieve writing excellence, but it doesn't have to be mysterious, and it's definitely not impossible. To present powerful ideas effectively in your college essays, you need to break away from rigid rules and structures and start thinking on the page. With this book, you'll learn how to actively engage with a text, analyze it, draw informed conclusions, and then make solid claims about what you have observed. Thinking on the Page will also help you: * Think critically about what you're reading and draw questions and ideas directly from the text * Approach your essay as a story rather than a formula * Work through your ideas by graphing, listing, charting, and drawing * Incorporate relevant outside research * Edit your final essay and polish it to perfection Whether you're in college or high school, you need to communicate your ideas effectively through writing. Thinking on the Page provides innovative tools tailored to the way you learn and write, enabling you to produce thoughtful, analytical, and meaningful work, both in school and beyond. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies, Martin Cohen
5 Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies
Martin Cohen UK For Dummies 2015 111892472X / 9781118924723 Soft cover New Book 21.5 x 14.8 x 2.0 cm 
Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking. Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity – and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies: • Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills • Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis • Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights • Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student. Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed. About the Author: Martin Cohen is a philosopher, editor and reviewer. His first book, 101 Philosophy Problems, has been published in a dozen languages and is now in its fourth edition. 
Price: 28.95 AUD
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Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar Dictionary, Oxford
6 Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar Dictionary
Oxford UK Oxford University Press 2013 0192745379 / 9780192745378 Soft cover New Book 24.0 x 18.5 x 0.9 cm 
With a clear, colour layout to make it easy to navigate, the book is in two parts. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips, and examples to help students spell, punctuate, and write correctly in school, in exams, and at home. This divides into three sections - Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar. The second part is an alphabetical word list of common tricky words, with inflections, but no meanings. This list highlights, using analysis from the Oxford Children's Corpus, words that are most frequently misspelt by this age group, to target and rectify these common mistakes. There are helpful tips to guide the user around the alphabetical list to the word they are looking for, and helpful notes at key words to aid correct spellings. It will be a valuable resource for preparation for students taking exams with increased focus on accurate spelling and grammar. It will be a user-friendly resource for pupils to correct their own spellings and improve their spelling techniques and grammar. The accessible format will also provide an invaluable quick guide for spelling, punctuation marks, and grammar rules for teachers and parents as well. 
Price: 27.95 AUD
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