This book is an excellent guide to both students and supervisors.
Clarity in academic writing and research at all levels of academic endeavours is often striven after but not always attained. Very often the fault lies not with the student, but more with ignorance and confusion. This guide is written in a simple yet engaging style. It aims to introduce the freshman as well as the postgraduate student to the academic requirements for scholarly writing required at college and university for term papers, projects, book reviews and reports. More importantly, this volume provides ample guidelines to the crafting of the all important research proposal. The section on the research plan is especially useful as it examines the design, methodology and the bibliography.
It is also a useful book for supervisors and professors. The specifics and minutia of correct and systematic referencing for a wide variety of situations are not always at one’s fingertips, even for seasoned academics, who invariably prefer to deal with the intricacies of the subject matter at hand.
As can be expected, the book deals clearly and systematically with a large body of technical aspects of scholarly writing. Herein lies its major usefulness.
The large number of helpful and illustrative figures and tables will help guide the novice and the seasoned student in the preparation of various aspects of their college and university scholarly writing.