A systematic guide to successfully producing written work for business and management degrees. The authors address the all-too-common pitfalls of essay assignments, as well as providing readers with a step-by-step programme to approach essay questions, both in coursework and exam contexts. New to the Second Edition: • Relevance of writing skills to employability highlighted throughout • Additional content on researching a topic • New content on adapting writing for different audiences • New content on academic writing tips • Addition of useful websites • Additional coverage of plagiarism • More on critical evaluation • More on changing requirements through different levels of study. Suitable for all business and management students looking to improve their essay writing skills. The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university.

An Introduction to Essay Writing

An Introduction to Essay Writing

Chapter objectives

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Having read this chapter you will:

  • know what the book is about
  • know how to use the book to your best advantage
  • understand how to read books at university
  • have planned which chapters to read in what depth
  • understand what an essay is, why essays are set and how to structure one
  • know how to structure an argument using the SED format
  • know what to look for in an essay question.

Key to getting the most out of this book

It is essential to get used to preparing for essays by being organised. This may be something that comes naturally to you in which case skim read the first part of Chapter 2. For everyone else, read Chapter 2 thoroughly first! The second ...

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