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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Religious Studies Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Making Sense in Religious Studies: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing was published in August 2011 and will prove to be an excellent resource for undergraduate students of Religious Studies. The majority of the information in the book will also be useful to non-Religious Studies students as the book also provides advice on the basics of university life and students' academic responsibilities.

Making Sense in Religious Studies: A Student's Guide to Research and WritingThis Oxford University Press publication authored by Margot Northey, Bradford A. Anderson, and Joel N. Lohr introduces students to university and higher education in the first three chapters, including time management and writing. General information that will be useful to most university students includes chapters on writing essays, writing book reviews, studying for and taking tests, giving oral presentations, documenting sources, common grammatical errors, and more. The chapter on reading religious texts is clearly specific to Religious Studies, as are most of the examples in the book. There is plenty of useful and common-sense advice throughout the book that will serve first year Religious Studies students as well as students in the their final years of university.

Since the book contains information that professors expect from students, I would highly recommend students of Religious Studies to read this book even if it is not required.

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