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Plan Your Essay

Plan Your Essay

  • Phillip C. Shon - Professor of Criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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July 2019 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
If you’re unsure where to start with essay writing, Plan Your Essay gives you the nuts and bolts you need to answer your question effectively and get great marks.
  • Get the most from your reading before you write
  • Build a convincing argument to make your case
  • Write well-crafted essays that stay on point.

Super Quick Skills provides the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.

  1. Learn core skills quickly
  2. Apply them right away and see results
  3. Succeed in your studies and in life

Super Quick Skills gives you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

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Where Does The Question Come From?
What Do The Instruction Verbs Mean?
What Do You Mean By Evidence and Support?
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How Much Do I Write?


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Of the three books I reviewed [Take Great NotesFind Your Source and Plan Your Essay], all of them were easy to read and follow, with each book providing a 60 second summary before moving onto more detail in each section and providing reasoning throughout.

Julie Quick
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Perioperative Practice & Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University
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School of Arts and Media, Brighton University
July 17, 2020

Succint, easy to use guide. Very accessbile for students.

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School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University
August 17, 2020