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Research and Learning skills: Essays

Essays: Quick tips

  • Read and analyse your task instructions carefully. Highlight key words

  • Make sure you are clear about details like the due date, word count and required formatting

  • Check the marking rubric for any additional information about how to get high marks

  • Make a plan before you start writing

  • Record your source details as you go to help with referencing (e.g articles or websites used)

  • Proof read and check referencing carefully before you submit. Get someone else to review it

Essays : Useful links

How to plan an essay. Edith Cowan University Western Australia.

Writing Ninjas:How to write a strong thesis statement. Inkwell Scholars.

Essays : Helpful guides

Essays : In the Library

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