The craft of writing in sociology

Developing the argument in undergraduate essays and dissertations

by Andrew Balmer, Anne Murcott

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The craft of writing in sociology is an indispensable companion for students studying sociology and related disciplines, such as politics and human geography, as well as courses which draw upon sociological writing, such as nursing, social psychology or health studies. It demystifies the process of constructing coherent and powerful arguments, starting from an essay's opening paragraphs, building evidence and sequencing key points in the middle, through to pulling together a punchy conclusion. It gives a clear and helpful overview of the most important grammatical rules in English, and provides advice on how to solve common problems experienced in writing, including getting rid of waffle, overcoming writer's block and cutting an essay down to its required length. Using examples from essays written by sociology students at leading universities, the book shows what they have done well, what could be done better and how to improve their work using the techniques reviewed.
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The craft of writing in sociology is an essential guide to constructing coherent and powerful essays. It demystifies the process of creating an argument, covering everything from reading critically and keeping notes, through to redrafting and proof-reading. It is a step-by-step instruction in how to identify, define, connect and contrast sociological concepts and propositions. The book examines how to write a compelling argument, starting from an essay's opening paragraphs, building evidence and sequencing key points in the middle, through to pulling together a punchy conclusion. It gives a clear and helpful overview of the most important, basic grammatical rules in English and how to use them to good effect in writing clear sentences and sensible paragraphs. Students will then learn how to apply these lessons to a longer piece of writing, such as a dissertation, as well as how to solve common problems experienced in writing, including getting rid of waffle, overcoming writer's block and cutting an essay down to its required length. Throughout the book students will be taken through examples from essays written by sociology students at leading universities, which show what they have done well, what could be done better and how to improve their work using the techniques reviewed. The craft of writing in sociology is an authoritative and indispensable companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying sociology and related disciplines, such as politics, anthropology and human geography, as well as for students taking a course which draws upon sociological writing, such as nursing, social psychology or health studies.

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The craft of writing in sociology is an essential guide to constructing coherent and powerful essays. It demystifies the process of creating an argument, covering everything from reading critically and keeping notes, through to redrafting and proof-reading. It is a step-by-step instruction in how to identify, define, connect and contrast sociological concepts and propositions. The book examines how to write a compelling argument, starting from an essay's opening paragraphs, building evidence and sequencing key points in the middle, through to pulling together a punchy conclusion. It gives a clear and helpful overview of the most important, basic grammatical rules in English and how to use them to good effect in writing clear sentences and sensible paragraphs. Students will then learn how to apply these lessons to a longer piece of writing, such as a dissertation, as well as how to solve common problems experienced in writing, including getting rid of waffle, overcoming writer's block and cutting an essay down to its required length. Throughout the book students will be taken through examples from essays written by sociology students at leading universities, which show what they have done well, what could be done better and how to improve their work using the techniques reviewed. The craft of writing in sociology is an authoritative and indispensable companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying sociology and related disciplines, such as politics, anthropology and human geography, as well as for students taking a course which draws upon sociological writing, such as nursing, social psychology or health studies.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: November 2017
  • 9781526116253 / 1526116251
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 19.95 USD
  • Manchester University Press
  • Readership: General/trade; College/higher education; Professional and scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Reference Code: 8625