writing a good essay

  • to what extent
    Focus on directive essay words: “to what extent…”
    05th December 2017
  • critically evaluate
    Essay question words: “critically evaluate/review”
    05th December 2017
  • essay argument
    Essay writing tips: a strong argument
    12th July 2017

    Almost every essay example, on any subject, from weekly assignment writing to writing an undergraduate or masters dissertation or even a thesis, has one thing in common. It will revolve around an argument. Whether you are driving home a specific theory, considering an issue from all angles or debating a double-sided problem, an argument should emerge to give structure and direction to your essay format. So read on for our top tips on essay writing: how to strengthen your argument.

  • Oxbridge Essays - Essay development plan compressed main image
    What is an Essay Development Plan (EDP)?
    17th February 2017
  • how to write a masters essay
    How to write a master’s essay
    21st May 2016

    Delineate the scope of your paper. Positioning the issues you intend presently to discuss within the broader field of your subject area will demonstrate not only your understanding of the breadth of the academic landscape but your ability to focus on a particular part of it. It is not enough to analyse certain ideas, you must recognise their place in the whole.

  • what is an essay
    What is an essay?
    29th March 2016

    A stitch in time saves nine… so the old proverb goes. Before rushing to start writing your essay, take a moment to read the below and familiarise yourself with what an essay actually is – and what is expected of you when writing one – to ensure you get off on the right foot. So, what even is […]

  • dos and donts of footnotes
    Using Footnotes: The Dos And Don’ts
    19th August 2015

    In university, your ability to reference sources correctly will have a considerable impact on the mark you receive. The rules you must follow can be tricky to grasp initially, but if you do ever need a quick recap then Oxbridge Essays are always happy to help and give your work a going over to pick […]

  • Should you buy a university essay?
    01st December 2012

    Every now and again the UK media whips up a storm about the essay writing industry. For example, BBC Education Correspondent Reeta Chakrabati’s recent piece for BBC News. A few months earlier The Independent was gleefully parading the headline 45000 Students Cheating at Britain’s Universities. The media and the British public have, in recent years, developed […]

  • Why write essays? – 5 tips!
    02nd July 2010

    At university, essay writing can often feel like a chore.  If you dread this type of assignment, you may wonder why your tutors bother to set essays.  Surely they could think of a more enjoyable way to test your knowledge?  Here are 5 tips to help you assess the purpose of the essay assignment:

  • Essay writing Guide – Marking guidelines
    30th June 2010

    When you are essay editing and proofreading, prior to submitting your work, you may wonder what the markers are looking for. Sometimes they give so little feedback on a marked essay that you can’t tell what they liked and what they disliked. Here are a few pointers that your marker will be looking for.