XWe have detected your location as outside the U.S/Canada, if you think this is wrong, you can choose your location.

Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

How to Write Better Essays

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9781137293282
Publication Date April 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Study Skills

Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to…

• analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts
• brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas
• evaluate and criticise arguments
• express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing
• plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion

… and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism.

The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts.

For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.

BRYAN GREETHAM teaches Philosophy at the University of Maryland, Europe. He is the author of Philosophy, How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation and Thinking Skills for Professionals.

Why Write Essays?
The Stages
Stage I: Interpretation of the Question
Stage II: Research
Stage III: Planning
Stage IV: Writing
Stage V: Revision


May I say that this is an excellent book, and has totally changed the way I study.' - Nick Barrow, Law Student 'This book actually made the whole process of essay writing much more enjoyable, and actually much quicker. My essays now take much less time (from background reading to final draft), get better marks, and are more enjoyable to write - what more could any student want? The first essay I wrote after finishing this book got a 1st, and I have never got anything less than a 1st for any essay since.' - Amazon review
'I call this book an essential student purchase because it gives an excellent breakdown of the interpretation, the planning, the researching and the writing of an academic essay... Regardless of what course you do, this book does provide excellent instruction on how to structure your essay, write notes during seminars, research your topic, write with an academic style and how to write introductions/conclusions that won't send your tutor to sleep.' - Amazon review
Add a review