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.

Writing Your Essay

Writing Your Essay

Chapter objectives

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Having read this chapter you will:

  • know the difference between essays at university and those at school
  • understand in detail the structure and format of the essay (building on Chapter 1)
  • know what an essay plan is and its importance
  • know how to plan the actual writing of your essay (building on Chapters 2 and 3)
  • have a checklist for the entire essay project
  • realise the importance of feedback and how to use it to your advantage.

It seems that some students love essays while others loath them. The majority fall probably somewhere in between regarding writing essays as a necessary part of university life. Perhaps it is closer to the truth to say that some students seem to be good at writing essays while ...

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