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1st Edition

The Basics of Essay Writing

ISBN 9780415434041
Published August 15, 2007 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

Nigel Warburton, bestselling author and experienced lecturer, provides all the guidance and advice you need to dramatically improve your essay-writing skills. The book opens with a discussion of why it is so important to write a good essay, and proceeds through a step-by-step exploration of exactly what you should consider to improve your essays and marks.

You will find help on how to:

focus on answering the question asked

research and plan your essay

build and sustain an argument

improve your writing style and tone.

The Basics of Essay Writing is packed full of good advice and practical exercises. Students of all ages and in every subject area will find it an easy-to-use and indispensable aid to their studies.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book  1. What’s the Point?  2. Start Writing  3. Answer the Question  4. Research and Planning  5. Make a Case  6. Beginnings, Middles, Ends  7. Plagiarism, Quotation, Reference  8. The Craft of Writing  9. Exam Essays  10. How to Improve your Essay Writing.  Acknowledgements.  Further Reading

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Nigel Warburton is freelance philosopher. He is author of several books for Routledge including Philosophy: The Classics, Philosophy: Basic Readings, Thinking from A–Z, and The Basics of Essay Writing.



‘I’ll be tackling my next essay with Nigel Warburton’s The Basics of Essay Writing in one hand and a pen in the other.’ – Higher Education Academy Network, UK