Articles in 'Writing Tips'

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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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    Essay writing style

    09th July 2010

    Whether you are just starting to essay write, or working on writing a dissertation or a masters dissertation, students are often frustrated by the amount of mistakes markers pick up in their essay writing format because they didn’t know these aspects of their essay writing were not approved of. This post will target and explain some of the most common essay writing blunders to avoid so that you can improve your essay writing style, and your marks, for good!

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    Essay writing tips: Argument

    07th July 2010

    An argument is a statement that you make to persuade your readers to agree with your opinion. In an essay you will back up each argument, or point within an argument, by supporting it with evidence. Your evidence can be taken from printed primary and secondary sources (manuscripts, journals, books), web pages, transcriptions of interviews, or film clips, the results of experiments, questionnaires or other survey work. If you can only find one piece of evidence then that is all you can use. If there is so much material that you could fill a book, choose the strongest piece.

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    Essay writing styles: Assignments

    06th July 2010

    There are plenty of different essay writing styles depending on your subject and your college. Assignment questions can be rather different from essay questions. This can be an opportunity for the tutor to break a task into several pieces, for example, your instructor may devise a Business Studies assignment which asks you to write a mission statement, prepare business promotional material and write a business plan. The instructions for the assignment may be spread over several pages.

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    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 […]

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    Essay writing guide to Word

    01st July 2010

    Before university, you may have been able to submit handwritten essays. Once you start your university course your essay has to be typed on A4 paper. If you haven’t started to get to grips with computing software that improves the essay format, then now is the time to learn about Word. By learning just a few commands you will have enough information to type up your essay, save it and print it. Here are a few notes on Word 2007 to help you put your essay in typed format.

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    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.

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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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    Writing to describe

    24th June 2010

    Writing to describe is a very important skill for both English literature and English language students, and may be extremely useful in all kinds of academic essay writing, from writing to describe GCSE to dissertation writing amongst many others. Unlike the similar styles of writing to , writing to describe uses very different assignment writing techniques and must be tackled with completely different skills. Read on for top tips on what to include in your descriptive writing.

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