A downloadable resource to help you think about the structure of your essay and the way you use your information. It's suitable for a 2000-3000 word assignment. You may need to use more paragaphs, or fewer sub-points in your paragraphs, to suit the assignment you are writing.
No need to wander all over campus looking for help or, more tiresome yet, search for the rhetoric handbook that mysteriously disappeared from the shelves ages ago. Linking to resources at academic institutions (and to other resources) across the US, the site provides quick, easy access to instruction in all phases of the writing process, from creating a thesis for an academic essay
It allows you to present your own thinking and your own position on a particular topic. An essay assignment is generally not used to test your mastery of factual information, but rather to assess the strength of your critical thinking and your ability to put that thinking into a persuasive written form.
This video might be particularly helpful for people studying literature, if you want some advice regarding writing about a book you have read. Visually it's a bit all over the shop, so you might want to treat this like an audio track and just listen to it.
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