How to write better essays: 'nobody does introductions properly'
As the government begins its crackdown on essay mill websites, it’s easy to see just how much pressure students are under to get top grades for their coursework these days. But writing a high-scoring paper doesn’t need to be complicated. We spoke to experts to get some simple techniques that will raise your writing game. Tim Squirrell is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, and is teaching for the first time this year. When he was asked to deliver sessions on the art of essay-writing, he decided to publish a comprehensive (and brilliant) blog on the topic, offering wisdom gleaned from turning out two or three essays a week for his own undergraduate degree. “There is a knack to it,” he says. Poke holes The goal of writing any essay is to show that you can think critically about the material at hand (whatever it may be). “You need to be using your higher cognitive abilities,” says Bryan Greetham, author of the bestselling How to Write Better Essays. Critique your own arguments
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