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Starting Your Essay

A selection of guides to help you get started with writing your essay

Interpreting Your Essay Question

This guide will help you break down your essay question; it’ll give you a great starting point.

Planning Your Essay

The ideas are flowing around your head, but it's now time to write a plan. Use this guide to help you structure your thoughts and understand what makes an essay plan successful.

How To Write An Essay Plan

This thorough guide will take you through essay planning step by step. It's more specific than the guide above, and it'll walk you through the planning process.

Collecting Material

Sometimes it's so hard to find material to help you argue your point. This guide gives some great tips on collecting materials for your essay.

Effective Note-taking

This guide attacks note taking differently from the plan above. It will help you extract quality notes from your own research whilst helping you write notes to strengthen your conclusion.

Developing Your Ideas

Okay, you understand the question, you’ve got loads of relevant materials for your essay but you need help developing unique ideas to write about. This guide will help you advance your thinking.

Writing Your Essay

Everything you need to write an essay including detailed guides for a number of subjects

How to Write an Essay

A generic essay help guide that takes you through all of the essay writing steps, from planning to concluding your essay.

Essay Structure

How to structure an essay? The most basic skill that is needed in academic life is that of writing a good essay and a fundamental part of that is essay structure.

Essay Hints and Tips

Our experts have put together a selection hints and tips for writing your essay

Essay Tips

These tips have been written by a PhD student, who has written hundreds of essays for us over the last couple of years. Use these tips to help you improve your own essay writing.

University Essays

This guide will get you on track for when writing university essays

Marking Scheme

Before you start writing, use this helpful guide to learn what makes a first class or 2:1 standard piece of work!

Problem Questions

If you're studying law, this guide will help you solve problem questions. It's an easy-to-use formula that you can apply to any problem question!

Critical Evaluation

If you’ve been asked to ‘critically evaluate’ some research for your essay but haven’t a clue where to start, this guide will help you.

Report Writing

Have you been tasked with writing a report? This guide presents a good structure to help you get the most out of report writing.

Essay Types

From the five-paragraph essay to the scholarship essay, this guide will help you learn what’s required for different types of essays.

Subject specific essay help guides

A selection of subject specific guides for writing an essay in your particular field of study

You can see a full list of our essay help guides by subject or topic.

Essay Writing Guides

Help with the different sections of an essay

Information aboujt the different types of essay that you may be required to write as part of your studies