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Essay writing



  • Essay writing overview

    This short video gives you an overview of how an essay is structured. It looks briefly at what to include in the introduction, the body and the conclusion and shows some writing models of each part.

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  • Essay planning

    Planning your essay is the first important step in the writing process. Without a plan you could end up with an unstructured essay that marks poorly. This tutorial walks you through how to analyse and understand the assessment task, read and take notes, plan through mind mapping and finally develop a linear plan to base your essay on.

  • Essay structure

    Essays have a common structure that is expected in academic writing. This tutorial uses models to highlight the key features of the introduction, body and conclusion. It also shows you how to write more effectively by linking your ideas and integrating your references.

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