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1. Overview

2. Analyse Question

3. Research

4. Essay Structure

5. Tone

6. Paragraphs

7. Argument

8. Introduction & Conclusion

9. Final Draft

10. References



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9. Final Draft


Bring out your Best

A day or so after completing your first draft, you should reread it with a fresh, critical eye, making radical changes and seeking others' opinions where necessary. Then, once you have achieved your final draft, proofread it, paying attention to accuracy and style.



Reviewing Your First Draft

Brief advice from Surrey University. Go>

Strategies for Analysing and Reviewing...

Advanced advice from the University of Chicago. Go>





Editing and Correcting Your Work

A quick guide from Warwick University, with exercises to help sharpen your awareness. Go>


Excellent checklist from Canterbury Christ Church University College. It covers content, organisation and language. Go>

OWL Guide to Proofreading

Five pages of advice. Go>

Finding common errors

Fixing Comma Splices

Comma splices are common among writers of all nationalities, including native speakers! Check this guide to see if you make this kind of error and what you can do to correct it. Go>


Fragments are incomplete sentences. Find out here how to identify and correct them. Go>


Mini-tutorials from the University of Birmingham that deal with real language issues from (mostly Asian) students' work. Go>

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