Not sure how to start your essay or prepare for a presentation? Worried about how to structure your report? Questioning what a good assignment actually looks like? With encouraging, jargon-free advice and a clearly defined seven-step plan to getting better grades, this book takes the fear out of academic writing and gives you the tools you need to succeed. Punchy and packed with the dos and don’ts of good writing, it helps you improve your grades quickly and with minimal hassle. Covering not just essays, but also group work, reports, reviews, research projects, journaling, and presentations, it provides effective tips on: • Defeating writers’ block • Identifying and using relevant sources • Planning and outlining strategies • Building arguments and providing evidence • Developing critical and analytical thinking • Cultivating writing style • Mastering presentation. Focused on explaining and demonstrating the core requirements of academic assignments through detailed examples, this book provides all the support you need to build confidence and produce high-quality assignments. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
Planning Your Essay
Planning Your Essay
- The Importance of Planning
- How to Construct a Plan
- Negative and Positive Approaches
- Summary of Key Points
In this chapter you will acquire the skills of planning and organising your work; skills which are vital in producing the well-structured essays and assignments required for the attainment of good grades. You will see how to construct a logical and helpful plan and learn about the many ways this will help you.
The Importance of Planning
If we were allowed to give you just one piece of advice or ‘top tip’ it would be this: plan out your essay before you write it.
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