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How to Write an Essay

How to Write an Essay

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Essay writing can be a daunting task. Of course, anybody can write an essay without structure, without an argument, indeed one could even write an essay about their day.

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What is an Essay?

What is an Essay?

| March 15, 2013

Everyone knows intuitively what an essay is, but if you are hoping for academic success you really need to be on top of them. You need to know what sort of structure an essay should have and also have an idea about what makes a good essay in order to succeed in the competitive academic […]

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How to Write a Systematic Review

How to Write a Systematic Review

| March 15, 2013

This guide deals with how to write a systematic review. Systematic reviews have become popular over the last 20 years or so, particularly in health and healthcare related areas. Systematic Literature Review, sometimes known as systematic reviews, are associated with evidence-based healthcare practice, the idea that nursing and related healthcare disciplines should be grounded in […]

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How to Write a Report

How to Write a Report

| March 15, 2013

In this guide we look at how to write a report. Reports and essays are very different (see our guide ‘What is an Essay?’ for more details), but you might well have to write both in the course of your studies. Reports tend to be more structured, with more tables, appendices and charts than essays, […]

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How to Write a Research Essay

How to Write a Research Essay

| March 15, 2013

This guide looks at writing a research essay. We also have other useful guides to different sorts of essays including persuasive essays and critical essays, so take a look at these as well. Obviously, research essays have a lot in common with the other forms of essays: the language should be academic, and they should […]

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How to Write a Persuasive Essay

How to Write a Persuasive Essay

| March 15, 2013

This guide looks at writing a persuasive essay.  It focuses mainly upon what differentiates a persuasive essay from other types of essay. We have other useful guides to help you when writing essays in general, and also other specific types of essay, so do check these out as well. A persuasive essay can be defined […]

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How to Write a Critique Essay

How to Write a Critique Essay

| March 15, 2013

This guide looks at writing a critique essay (also known as a critical essay).   A critique essay looks critically at a particular subject, area or topic. It means evaluating information, comparing and contrasting theories and analysing situations.  A critical essay does not mean being overly critical, it rather involves being able to challenge points of […]

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How to Write a Law Essay

How to Write a Law Essay

| March 15, 2013

While writing a law essay means understanding many of the skills you need for writing other types of essay, law essays also have some unique features which you should master. This guide will help you understand how to write a law essay. For help on writing other types of essay and general essay-writing skills, see […]

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How to Write a Reflective Essay

How to Write a Reflective Essay

| March 15, 2013

This guide looks at writing a reflective essay. A reflective essay is a relatively new requirement in some subjects, and requires the writer to think about their experience in a way which relates that experience to relevant theory and which may also involve questioning how you typically do something. Such an essay should integrate theory […]

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Differences between Descriptive and Analytical Essays

Differences between Descriptive and Analytical Essays

| March 15, 2013

  This guide looks at the difference between descriptive and analytical essays. Other guides we’ve written help you write essays in general, and also different sorts of essay. This guide doesn’t attempt to help you write either descriptive or analytical essays, but rather helps you see how the two types differ.

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How to Critically Analyse your Essay

How to Critically Analyse your Essay

| March 15, 2013

This guide will look at ways to improve the critical analysis in your essay. As explained in another of our guides, there are important differences between descriptive and critical / analytical essays. As critical analytical work attracts higher marks, it’s important to understand what makes a critical analytical essay and how best to write one. […]

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Steps to Take to Improve the Quality of your Essay

Steps to Take to Improve the Quality of your Essay

| March 15, 2013

So, you’ve mastered the basics of essay writing (with the aid of our other helpful guides!).  How do you go from so-so to super? This guide will help you improve your essay’s quality with some easy-to-follow hints and top tips.  The most effective ways to improve are to assess your grammar, check your structure and […]

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Avoiding Plagiarism and Referencing Appropriately

Avoiding Plagiarism and Referencing Appropriately

| March 15, 2013

One of the worst things you can do when writing essays is to plagiarise, that is, to pass off someone else’s work as your own. But there are many forms of plagiarism, and you have to be aware of all of them to be confident you are handing in work which really is your own. […]

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How to Use References in Your Essays

How to Use References in Your Essays

| March 15, 2013

This is a quick guide to the different systems of referencing you might be asked to use. Normally you will have to use only one system during your academic course, but it’s useful to be familiar with other styles. This guide does not cover all the possible referencing systems, nor the variations of each, so […]

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How to avoid plagiarism in an essay

How to avoid plagiarism in an essay

| April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Plagiarism and Essay Writing Plagiarism is one of the most severe violations in the world of academic writing. Being caught plagiarising can have serious consequences for a student, and can even lead to expulsion from college/university.

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How to Write an Annotated Bibliography

How to Write an Annotated Bibliography

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

You may be wondering why anyone would want to write an annotated bibliography, so let’s address this first of all. An annotated bibliography shows your tutor that you have read a lot, understood what you have read and on mature reflection, decided how integral the books in your bibliography will be to your future research […]

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Top Five Tips for Essay and Dissertation Writing

Top Five Tips for Essay and Dissertation Writing

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

You have done all the research and hard work, and formed your ideas and theories – now all you need to do is put it all on paper.  Though on the surface this might seem like the easiest part of the process, for many actually writing their essay or dissertation can be more difficult than […]

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How to Write an Introduction to an Essay

How to Write an Introduction to an Essay

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Writing an introduction is the first part of the essay after the initial plan. In the introduction of the essay you should speak about “what your essay will attempt to do”.

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How to Create a Table of Contents Video Tutorial

| December 5, 2011

Creating a table of contents is an essential aspect of any long-length essay or dissertation. However, doing these by hand can be time-consuming and difficult to get right. Luckily Microsoft Word comes with a feature to help make this process a lot easier. Today we show you how you can easily insert a table of […]

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How to Manage your Time when Studying

How to Manage your Time when Studying

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Managing your time isn’t as easy as it sounds.

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