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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



Cambridge Dictionaries Online

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1. Overview


What do I need to do in an essay?

These links introduce you to the basic concepts of essay-writing: the features of a good essay, and the different stages in the writing process.

This page is like a quick guide; the rest provide more detailed advice.



Essay-Writing Diagram

Excellent guide from Surrey University. There is a diagram of the essay-writing process which can be clicked for more specific advice.


Middlesex University's Guide to Essay-Writing

Essay-Writing Strategy

More Essay-Writing Advice

Summary of Academic Writing

Useful introduction to the concept of academic writing. It explains what is expected in an essay. The sections entitled Looking at the Big Picture, Structure of Academic Writing, Development and Citing Sources are particularly useful. Go>

Do You Know What Your Tutors Want?

Consider the importance of different assessment criteria and then read what tutors consider to be the most and least important. Go>

Essay Tips

What makes a good essay? Go>

Essay Procedure: 10-Step Guide

Uefap's guide to writing a university essay. Go>




Powerpoint Presentations on Essay-Writing

Writing Excellent Essays

Guide from Southampton University. Go>

Planning Essays Effectively

Guide from Southampton University. Go>




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