Palgrave Macmillan: Brilliant Writing Tips for Students – By Julia Copus
9/10 – A solid choice for every fresher’s list of what to take along to University…almost more than the Vodka and clothes.
By Paul Cuomo
The book from Palgrave Macmillan is intended for all students who look to get themselves from a 2:2 to a 2:1 or even get a first, or to find a way to get rid of that annoying green line underneath a perfectly grammatical sentence in any of your many word documents.
The most obvious benefit about this book is that it is Pocket Study Skills. To eradicate those pesky run-on sentences (that lecturers enjoy to mark you down on) you can literally pull this out your pocket and absorb the well displayed and colourful information inside, a useful trait that makes it easier to memorise. In order to portray the points, the book has been given an art style similar to a comic that makes it stick in your mind.
There’s a lot to discuss in this little book:, there are 5 main parts to the book that cover Punctuation, Structure of sentences and paragraphs, Style and Proof-Reading – the last of those is an often overlooked aspect to essay writing. Furthermore, whilst there are 5 main topics, there are 16 subheadings in total so you don’t have to worry about anything in this book not being addressed.
To conclude, I would recommend this to every Fresher to Greenwich University, as even I as a third-year managed to get a great deal of advice from reading this from cover to cover, so if you read it, your University lives shall become a little bit easier for it.