Why you should read other essays before you write your own

Each student will have their own personal challenges when it comes to writing an essay – whether it’s time management, conducting research, or putting ideas onto the page in a well structured and flowing argument. If you’re struggling to achieve the grades you know you can, or if you want to take your essay writing … Read more

Proofreading Essays

Some quick and easy essay proofreading tips Even the best of essays will lose marks if they are badly proofread, and it’s demoralising to get an academically sound essay back full basic corrections. Follow these five tips to make sure you get the best out of your essays. Plan Ahead As discussed in previous blogs, … Read more

Footnotes and Endnotes

Footnotes and endnotes are other common referencing styles, both of which provide information on the sources either at the footer of the page (footnotes) or at the end of the essay (endnotes). Follow this simple guide to master the basics. Practice Using Footnotes/ Endnotes in Microsoft Word When using footnotes or endnotes, a number is … Read more

Evaluating source materials for quality

When you’re searching for information for your essays, you’ll come across many sources on the Internet that you might consider using. So how do you sift out the good quality material from the less good? This article provides you with guidance on both a quick way to evaluate the quality of source material, and also … Read more

Formatting Essays

Once you’ve finished drafting your essay and you’re happy with it, it will still need to be presented in an appropriate way. Follow these five tips to give your essay a sharp, aesthetically pleasing edge. Selecting Fonts and Colours Remembering that your essay is formal in tone, your font will have to reflect this, so … Read more