Thursday, February 17, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Get Great Marks for Your Essays, Reports and Presentations

Title: Get Great Marks for Your Essays, Reports and Presentations

Author: John Germov

Publisher: Allen & Urwin

RRP: $18.99

ISBN: 9781741754520

Release Date: February 2011

Pages: 192


The bestselling student guide to writing at university, updated to include extensive coverage of online research strategies, computer tools and different types of writing tasks.

DescriptionNot sure how to begin writing? Four assignments and only four weeks to go before the deadline? Then this book is for you.

Find out the rules of the essay-writing game: how to muckrake for information, write drafts, handle references, and do analysis. Discover where you win and lose marks. Learn how to take the right short cuts and make the most of your time.

Get Great Marks for Your Essays, Reports, and Presentations tells you all you need to know to write successful essays and reports, and create attention-grabbing presentations in the social sciences and humanities.

This third edition is fully revised in response to readers' suggestions and includes extensive coverage of online resources, tips for getting the best from your computer tools, and guidance on how to pitch to your audience.

'This guide is great. I had a lot of trouble passing my essays. After reading this book I found I wasn't alone. This book has helped me to understand how to improve my writing... It's easy to read and it's pretty cool too!' - Student comment

About John Germov

JOHN GERMOV is Associate Professor, Dean of Arts, and Deputy Head of the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle. He has many years' experience teaching undergraduate students and is the author/editor of 14 books.


Get Great Marks for Your Essays, Reports and Presentations is a great book for the university student who needs some help on essay writing. The book is structured into a topic for each chapter, giving an excellent detailed analysis of the essential elements of a well written report.

You will get details on how to conduct research, prepare charts and graphs, how to structure a clear and concise document and references.

If you follow through this book, you will improve your chances of getting a high mark in your next paper.

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