How to write a good essay

The best students enjoy writing essays because they’re a chance to shine; they’re an interesting intellectual exercise in which the writer must craft thoughtful arguments on complex topics within the confines of a prescribed and often restrictive word count.

Academic Writing – Part 4: Punctuation

Why use it? Its purpose is to guide the reader in the natural pauses in writing. It is also there to show how the grammar of a sentence is supposed to work: a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence and a full stop at the end.

Academic Writing – Part 1: The Essay

An essay is a piece of writing which is written to a set of writing conventions. There may be some particular conventions in your own subject area but the following advice will generally apply. Try and follow the stages below when writing assignments.