Q. How do I write an Essay?


An essay is an objective, evidence based and structure response to a question or problem.  It includes an introduction, a main body divided in subject specific paragraphs, and a conclusion.

To write an effective essay you need to:-

  1. Understand the question and what topics you need to include to gain marks
  2. Research the main areas of interest
  3. Plan a structure response
  4. Carry out more specific research to questions to be analysed
  5. Write - following the rules and format of academic writing
  6. Improve
  7. Proof read

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  • Last Updated 17 Jan, 2019
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