The Academic Essay
Who else wants to spend less time studying and get better grades ?
The academic essay is the mainstay of assessment from year-10 upwards. Yet formal training is rarely given and students spend unncessary time struggling to get it right.
The book includes details on:
-researching your topic,
-writing a clear and succinct opening,
-using the right words and grammar,
-analysing and interpreting information,
-writing complete body paragraphs.
The book is ideal for:
– all students in full or part-time education from 14 upwards,
-teachers, tutors and parents who want to support their learners,
-University, College, Academy, UTC and Comprehensive school and town libraries,
-Adult students in further education and /or higher education.
Previous editions have had glowing reviews on Amazon
‘ This is a great flick through book… and is easy to understand’
‘ This book is a real little pocket rocket… Don’t start your studies without this book’.
This is a great flick through book. You don’t have to read it cover to cover, you can simply just pick out what you need and when. It was well written, clearly explained and easy to understand.
I bought it for university and it has been used by myself and borrowed by my cohorts many times.
This is a handy reference for those with no or little experience of formal essay writing. It demonstrates the correct way to plan, research, draft and finally write your essay, giving additional pointers regarding correct use of grammar and syntax, and the importance of thorough proof-reading before final submission.
Easy to understand, with examples given to demonstrate the content more fully.
Well worth getting a hold of if you’re facing the horror of essay time at school, college or university!
This is an excellent book about the subject of writing academic essays. It is concise, clearly written and contains many examples of the good, the bad and the indifferent. It is useful for those who have not had to write such an essay for many years. It will be especially useful for those who need to rapidly get up to speed with the demands of a formal academic essay. Either due to the lines of study that did not need a particularly formal essay, that is suddenly now the new normal. Or who have come from a less rigorous academic background, and suddenly find themselves at a loss as to why their assignment scores are so poor, from a tutor who, not unreasonably, expects that they know how to write a formal academic essay already.
Mention is made of meeting the peculiarities of a tutor’s expectations. This may be a minefield if the student has a number of tutors’ peculiarities to accommodate. Directly and/or via external examiners. I would argue that if the essay is soundly composed, the student is in a strong position from where to defend their position.
Such is not an issue in France, where the student at Sciences Po, for example, has a strict essay/dissertation format to adhere to, and woe betide the student who fails to comply.