How to Write Essays: A Step-by-step Guide for All Levels, with Sample Essays

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How To Books, Jan 1, 2009 - Education - 163 pages
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This 2nd edition of this straightforward guide to essay writing - an essential skill for students at all levels. it includes expert advice and practical guidance from an experienced author. Students can dramatically improve their grade assessments by putting into practice some simple, but invaluable principles of essay writing. it deals both with timed exam conditions and coursework essays. Students can use this book to understand exactly what is required of them and how to deliver it - a winning formula. REVIEWS: "'The advice and practical guidance readers receive in this book will enable them to improve their grade assessments.' Education Today" AUTHOR BIOG: Don Shiach has 40 years experience as an educator, having taught at secondary and university levels and been involved in marking A level examination papers. He knows very well how students at all levels badly need clear guidance about how to put their ideas down on paper in the form of an essay and has at times specialised in helping them to acquire those skills. Don is also the author of over 30 educational textbooks on English and Drama aimed at students studying GCSE and AS/A levels. CONTENTS: 1. Introduction 2. Planning Your Essay 3. The Opening Paragraph 4. The Body of the Essay 5. The Closing Paragraph 6. Summary of Essay Structure Sample Essay 1 - A discursive essay 7. Writing Essays on Literature - Sample Essay 2 - A Shakespeare Essay 8. Writing about Poetry Sample Essay 3 - an Analysis of a Poem Sample Essay 4 - an Essay on a Poem Sample Essay 5 - A Media Studies Essay Sample Essay 6 - History Essay Sample Essay 7 - an Essay on a Novel Sample Essay 8 - Writing in Response to a Critical Thinking Task Sample Essay 9 - an Essay on Film Studies Sample Essay 10 - A Politics Essay 9. Grammar and Accuracy 10. Spelling Bibliographies and Reference Lists Examinations Answers to Practice Sections.

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Shiach is a lecturer in film studies at the University of Sussex, England.

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