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Essay writing

The first step in good essay writing is research. To find out more about finding quality information, have a look at the finding information page

Before you start writing this essay it is a good idea to have a look at the feedback you received on your previous essays so you know what you did well and where you can improve. Have a look at the guide on using feedback for advice on how you can improve in specific areas.

The Higher Education Assignment Toolkit takes you through all of the stages of writing your assignment and has some advice on structuring your essay. It is available as a PDF and as an interactive version.

Interactive tutorial

This interactive guide to essay writing includes an essay planning template that you can fill in and use to help you write your essay.

Structuring your essay 9 minute video tutorial

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