Essentials of Essay Writing

Essentials of Essay Writing : What Markers Look For

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This engaging text shows students what markers look for in their work and helps them to develop the skills they need to produce a first-class essay. It focuses on all the core elements of effective essay writing, including devising a question, critical thinking, engaging with the literature and structuring an essay. Chapters include clear and concise guidance on meeting marking criteria, illustrated with real students' essays from a range of disciplines, and activities which encourage students to put their new skills into practice.

This is an essential resource for all university students for whom essays and coursework form part of their assessment. It is also ideal for further education students and those preparing for university-level study.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 173 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 12.7mm | 340g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2017
  • 1 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 173 p. 1 illus.
  • 1137575840
  • 9781137575845
  • 82,131

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Have you ever started an essay without knowing what your lecturer is really looking for? Do you wonder why some of your essays receive better scores than others? This engagingly written book uncovers what markers look for and demystifies the secrets of effective writing. Each chapter covers a core element of effective essay writing, from analysing the question through to constructing a conclusion, and provides clear guidelines to apply in your own work.

This book will help you to:

- -Understand the characteristics of high quality essays

- - Organise your thoughts and structure your writing

- - Engage convincingly with others' work

- - Craft effective paragraphs

- - Demonstrate critical thinking

Essentials of Essay Writing is the ideal resource for busy students looking for practical guidance on improving their academic work.

JAMIE Q ROBERTS is a Learning Advisor at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
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Table of contents

Introduction.- What Markers Look For.- Addressing the Question.- Critical Thinking.- Engaging with Others' Work.- Academic Expression.- Structure and Signposting.- Writing Introductions.- Writing Conclusions.- Writing Paragraphs.- Appendix 1: Analysis of three essays.- Appendix 2: Answers to activities.
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About Jamie Q Roberts

Jamie Roberts is a Learning Advisor at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is Director of Uniwrite, a company which runs preparatory writing courses for high school students.
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