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Plan Your Essay

Plan Your Essay

  • Phillip C. Shon - Professor of Criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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July 2019 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
If you’re unsure where to start with essay writing, Plan Your Essay gives you the nuts and bolts you need to answer your question effectively and get great marks.
  • Get the most from your reading before you write
  • Build a convincing argument to make your case
  • Write well-crafted essays that stay on point.

Super Quick Skills provides the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.

  1. Learn core skills quickly
  2. Apply them right away and see results
  3. Succeed in your studies and in life

Super Quick Skills gives you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

Why Do I Have to Write Essays?
What Am I Writing?
Where Does The Question Come From?
What Do The Instruction Verbs Mean?
What Do You Mean By Evidence and Support?
How Do I Organize My Essay?
How Do I Organize a Research-based Essay or Paper?
How Much Do I Write?


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Focused and accessible

Ms Paula Hearsum
School of Arts and Media, Brighton University
July 17, 2020

Succint, easy to use guide. Very accessbile for students.

Dr Lynda Yorke
School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University
August 17, 2020