ISBN 9789964302016
Pages 160
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 1998
Publisher Ghana University Press, Ghana
Format Paperback

A Handbook for Writing Skills

by Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang

The author is a senior lecturer in English at the University of CapeCoast. She has taught in the Communicative Skills Programme since itsinception in 1989; and was a tutor at the Writing Workshop at YorkUniversity, Toronto. Currently researching literature by women from Ghana,she here sets out in detail what writers need to know about writing skills. She draws upon her personal experience, and provides detailed guidance. The book is a step-by-step handbook covering reading,note-making and note-taking, basic sentence patterns, subject-verb agreements, ambiguities and dangling modifiers, the academic essay, paragraphing, composing the introduction and conclusion, punctuation and documention; and footnotes and bibliography.

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About the Author

Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang

Professor Naana J. Opoku-Agyemang was the first woman to serve as Vice Chancellor of a Ghanaian university. Prior to this position, she was Head of the Department of English, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dean of the Board of Graduate Studies, and Founding Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Cape Coast. She is currently a member of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and Ghana’s Minister for Education. Prof. Opoku-Agyemang is widely published in respected scholarly journals.

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