The Basics of Essay Writing
Routledge – 2007 – 128 pages
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.
‘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
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
Nigel Warburton is Senior Lecturer at The Open University and a bestselling author. His other books include Thinking from A to Z, third edition, Philosophy: The Basics, fourth edition, Philosophy: The Classics, third edition, Philosophy: The Essential Study Guide and The Art Question and Freedom, all published by Routledge.