These resources will help you develop skills to effectively analyse essay questions, structure your writing, and compose impactful introductions and conclusions.
Essay writing resources
Preparing to write
Start all writing assignments here. Unpack the requirements of your task, generate ideas, and make a plan to guide your research.
Structuring your argument and paper
Pull together your thoughts and organise them into a coherent, cohesive structure that directly meets your task requirements.
We break down the structure of an essay and show you how to do it well.
Building good paragraphs
Understand paragraph structure, cohesion and coherence, and other elements that assist you to produce well-developed academic paragraphs.
Six top tips for writing a great essay
An essay is used to assess the strength of your critical thinking and your ability to put that thinking into an academic written form. This resource covers some key considerations when writing an essay at university.
Structure and key elements of academic paragraphs
This video will show you how to structure paragraphs in your academic writing.
Writing an abstract
This page explains what an abstract is, its purpose, structure and what to include.
This guide will help you make your academic writing more cohesive and communicate your message more effectively. It includes advice on how to analyse and improve your own writing for elements of cohesion.
Using a writing process
A six-step process to get writing done.
Following a writing process
Taking a process approach to writing helps you to break your assignment down into manageable chunks and meet the expectations of your markers.
Writing a rationale
This resource provides a model for a way to present a rationale in writing and the language that can be used to indicate you are rationalising or justifying.
Incorporating music examples
Music writing tasks often require you to support your arguments and ideas with examples from musical scores, which can help illustrate your points clearly and succinctly.
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