The Basics of Essay Writing

The Basics of Essay Writing

by Nigel Warburton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041524000X

ISBN-13: 9780415240000

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Essay writing is an essential skill for students at all academic levels and the ability to produce clear, well-argued essays is key to good coursework and the vast majority of written exams. This book offers the new or under-confident essay writer all the guidance and advice they need to dramatically improve their skills and their grades.

The book opens with a

Overview

Essay writing is an essential skill for students at all academic levels and the ability to produce clear, well-argued essays is key to good coursework and the vast majority of written exams. This book offers the new or under-confident essay writer all the guidance and advice they need to dramatically improve their skills and their grades.

The book opens with a discussion of why it is so important to write a good essay and then proceeds through a step-by-step exploration of exactly what students need to think about in order to improve. It contains help on how to:

  • focus on answering the question asked
  • research and plan essays
  • build and sustain an argument
  • improve writing style and tone.

Written in the author’s accomplished, student-friendly style, this guide is packed full of good advice and practical exercises. Students of all ages and in every subject area will find it an easy-to-use and indispensable aid to their studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415240000
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. What’s the Point? 2. Start Writing 3. Answer the Question 4. Research and Planning 5. Make a Case 6. Beginnings, Middles, Ends 7. Plagiarism, Quotation, Reference 8. The Craft of Writing 9. Exam Essays 10. How to Improve Your Essay Writing

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