Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to orderGrappling 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. Using tried and tested advice from student workshops, Alex Osmond shares practical examples that illustrate common mistakes, and shows you how to avoid them. You'll also discover guidance on:Writing structure - the what and how of crafting sentences and paragraphs Conciseness - how to express your point succinctly and clearly, showing you understand the topic Effective proofreading - the importance of the final `tidy up', so your work is ready to hand in Referencing - common systems, and how to reference consistently (and avoid plagiarism)., This new edition also includes separate chapters on critical thinking and referencing, exploring each topic in more detail, and learning outcomes in every chapter, so you can identify what new skills you'll take away. Personal tips and advice direct from Alex OsmondFor access to additional resources and one-to-one advice from Alex, 'like' his Facebook page Academic Writing and Grammar for Students. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels., From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!