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Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to…
- analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts
- brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas
- evaluate and criticise arguments
- express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing
- plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion
The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts.
For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.
About the Author
Bryan Greetham teaches Philosophy at the University of Maryland, Europe. He is the author of Philosophy, How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation and Thinking Skills for Professionals.
"This is an excellent book, and has totally change the way I study." - Nick Barrow, Law Student
Why Write Essays?
Stage I: Interpretation of the Question
Stage II: Research
Stage III: Planning
Stage IV: Writing
Stage V: Revision
Series: Palgrave Study Skills
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 23rd April 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 14.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised
This book takes the reader carefully through each stage of essay writing from interpretation of the question, to the research, planning, writing and revision. Readers are shown how to improve not just study skills like note taking, reading, organization and writing, but their thinking skills too. The reader will learn how to analyze difficult concepts, criticize and evaluaThis book takes the reader carefully through each stage of essay writing from interpretation of the question, to the research, planning, writing and revision. Readers are shown how to improve not just study skills like note taking, reading, organization and writing, but their thinking skills too. The reader will learn how to analyze difficult concepts, criticize and evaluate arguments, use evidence, and develop more of their own ideas. This book gives clear practical advice, with a troubleshooting section that deals with a range of common problems....more
Paperback, 285 pages
Published November 17th 2001 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published August 22nd 2001)