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Essay Writing

Essay Writing


From experience it has taken us all a while to realise exactly how to write a successful essay, but hopefully the simple information in this section will help everyone to be able to get their head around essays a bit better, or improve at them if you are already very good at writing them!


Referencing in Essays

This page gives information and advice on referencing in essays and assignments.  You can easily gain valuable marks in essays simply by referencing in the correct style!  The SOCSI department uses the Harvard style of referencing.  For tips and tutorials please refer to the 'Citing References' link to the Information Services pages or see the ‘Referencing in Your Essay’ link in the ‘Tips and Hints’ section on Blackboard.


The Essay

Below is a document about how to write a good essay, providing you with a structure to follow making the process easier. There are references at the bottom which would be useful to look at as well if you fancy reading up a bit more about how to write a successful academic essay.