Designed specifically for geography and environmental science students, this book outlines the basic principles of grammar, punctuation, usage, and documentation. In addition, it provides detailed guidance on: the research process; note-taking; lab and field work; visual aids (figures, tables,posters, and maps); presentations; proposals, research papers, and theses; examinations; computers and the Internet; weights, measurements, and notation. New to this edition is a greater attention throughout the book to the role of computers in the various forms of writing; additional material onthe use of libraries; new information on the use of the Internet and other computer-based resources for research; and new material on the use of visual aids.
The Handbook of Academic Writing offers practical advice to busy academics who want, and are often required, to integrate writing into their working lives. It defines what academic writing is, and the process of getting started through to completion.
Grappling with grammar? Struggling with punctuation? Whether you′re writing an essay or assignment, report or dissertation, this useful guide shows you how to improve the quality of your work at university - fast - by identifying and using the correct use of English grammar and punctuation in your academic writing.