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The Essential Guide to English Studies by Peter Childs

The Essential Guide to English Studies


The Essential Guide to English Studies by Peter Childs

'English' can seem like a vague subject - this guide gives potential and 1st year students a practical guide to what it involves, how to develop skills and crucially, for today's generation of goal-oriented students, succeeding in assessment.Focusing on what it means to study English in higher education, this book guides students through key aspects of English Studies including major topics and approaches, subject-specific study skills and assessment, including seminar presentations, assignments, and exams. Peter Childs offers down-to-earth practical guidance on developing the skills needed to succeed and includes coverage of literature, language and creative writing. This is an essential introduction to English Studies for students beginning their studies at university or college and anyone considering taking a degree in English.


Mention -Book News, February 2009 Mention --Book News, February 2009 Mention Book News, February 2009 The Essential Guide to English Studies has an ambitious and challenging target - to introduce concisely what it is really like to study contemporary University English. I think it hits that target in ways which will be really helpful for any student thinking about doing an English degree. If you want to get a good grasp of the practical, material and intellectual conditions of reading degree-level English, I recommend reading it before going to University and then returning to it while there. - Chris Hopkins, Professor Of English Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

About the Author

Peter Childs is Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by Higher Education Academy in 2004.

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Publication date

25th September 2008


Peter Childs

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


160 pages


Literary studies: general



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