Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Writing Correctly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 3-19
    3. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 20-36
    4. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 37-50
  3. Writing Confidently

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 53-66
    3. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 67-80
    4. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 81-94
  4. Writing with Style

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 97-109
    3. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 110-122
    4. John Peck, Martin Coyle
      Pages 123-136
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 137-146

About this book


Here is a guide that shows school, college and university students how they can improve their essay-writing skills and their command of spelling, punctuation and grammar. Throughout the emphasis is upon clear guidelines and clear explanations of how to master all aspects of writing. Carefully designed both for students who have never been taught any grammar and for those who need reminding of the basic rules of English, this is set to become one of the indispensable reference works on every student's desk.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiff UniversityUK

About the authors

JOHN PECK and MARTIN COYLE are both Senior Lecturers in English at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Student’s Guide to Writing
  • Book Subtitle Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
  • Authors Martin Coyle
    John Peck
  • Series Title Palgrave Study Skills
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-72742-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-14750-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 146
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Study and Learning Skills
  • Buy this book on publisher's site