Articles in 'Essay Tips'

  • What is an Essay Development Plan (EDP)?

    17th February 2017
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    Essay Writing Tips

    28th October 2016

    Genuinely useful essay writing advice can be hard to come by. Our academic experts have written the following tips for […]

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    Custom Essays: ‘For and Against’

    20th May 2011

    In the latest of our ‘custom essays’ blog series, we bring you a custom essay format for those common ‘For and Against’ style essay questions. With tips on all you need to include and a carefully designed essay structure, arm yourself for typical exam questions in advance!

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    Custom Essays: ‘How does the Writer…?’

    13th May 2011

    Our third custom essay blog looks at the ideal essay format for answering ‘How does the writer…?’ style exam questions. We look at what information should be included and how it should be structured for top exam grades every time.

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    Essay format top tips

    16th August 2010

    Writing a strong essay format is the most important fundamental essay writing skill to learn, as it allows you to structure and present your ideas in the best possible light, in any essay and at any level. This article explains how to achieve a clear, academic essay format and earn the top grades your ideas deserve! Writing yourself a clear essay outline before you begin to essay write is an essential part of a strong format.

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    How to write an extended essay

    30th July 2010

    Even the most experienced essay writers, who are well in command of structure and effective essay technique, can be uncertain and confused when asked to write an extended essay. This format, not frequently required and seldom discussed, is one of the least available in essay examples, and can be perplexing to those who have not attempted it before. Read on to banish your queries with our top tips to writing an extended essay.

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    Writing to explain

    25th June 2010

    Writing to explain may seem a simpler task to tackle than some of the other writing styles you may be asked to adopt, such as writing to argue, persuade and advise. However it is sometimes the essay writing styles which sound the simplest that require the most technique to get them just right and score maximum points, whether you are writing to explain GCSE or explaining a theory as part of an undergraduate dissertation. So read on below for our top tips on writing to explain!

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    Essay guide: types of essay

    17th June 2010

    Essays can be divided into different types and each type requires a particular skill in approach. Some styles of descriptive essay writing (such as narrative) are less useful in an academic environment since they do not encourage the student to display critical thinking. However, you might use pieces of all these essay styles within the confines of one essay or a dissertation, for example, the overall essay may be a discussion, but you may need a section of definition to explain terms. Here’s a brief overview of the sorts of essay you might come across during your studies.

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    Punctuation rules: using commas, apostrophes and quotation marks correctly

    15th May 2010

    As an editor, I see the same simple punctuation mistakes time and again costing students valuable marks when the overall quality of their work deserves a much higher grade. Whether it is everyday essay writing or an undergraduate dissertation, correct grammar punctuation is the quickest way to see a huge improvement in the quality of your work (not to mention better grades!)
    The good news is that help is at hand! Listed below are examples and explanations of the most common errors in using punctuation marks, along with some simple tricks to help you remember how to correct them.

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