It is important in a certain tone when completing essay:
Avoid the following:
Writing in a chatty or informal manner,
Really long quotes,
Too many adjectives,
Using ‘I’, ‘we’, ‘you’, write passively,
I conducted a literature review
A literature review was conducted,
Make sure you ANSWER the question !
Don't just write everything you know about a topic – pay attention to what is being asked. -
Underline or highlight the key words and keep referring back to this, -
We will now look at the most frequently used keywords.
Take something apart and examine the components in details.
Assess worth importance or useful of an idea.
The introduction should be around 10% of your essay word count. -
You don't have to write it first!
Briefly explain and outline the topic. State how you plan on addressing the topic in your essay. -
Engage imminently with the question.
An introduction should be like a map, identifying the surrounding and main route of the essay. Paragraph:
Each new point or argument made should be in a new paragraph. The point made should be supported with evidence, examples and relevant quotations. -
The first sentence of a new paragraph should be a topic sentence, which introduces the theme and subject of what that paragraph is about to the reader. -
You should be able to sum up the content the content of each paragraph in a few words. -
You can use ‘signpost’ words to link ideas together and indicate to your reader which directions your reasoning is going to take. -
Overall, in contrast, conversely, secondly, In comparison, therefore, as a result, to begin, in conclusion, for example, firstly, take, also, consequently, in addition. -
There should be no new material in a conclusion, summarizing the main points discussed in your essay to show the answer you have reached. -
Link backs to the question and include a summary of your own viewpoint. -
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