Sunday, 5 February 2012

Writting Strategies

Interpreting the assessment breif and planning:

Divide it into stages:

  • This gives you a clear plan of what is required to do.


  • how will it help you demonstrate what you know about the issues raised in the essay question.
  • Identifies the questions you want your sources to answer
  • Keep a track of all your sources using Harvard System

Divide essay into stages:

  • Establishes clear structure of your ideas and arguments
  • Ensures arguments will be clear and consistently argued with sufficient evidence to support them
  • Reduced risk of omitting important and relevant sections

Writting the essay:

  • Enjoy the process
  • Define the task
  • Plan the assignment tasks
  • Make an outline plan for your writing
  • Stages in the writing process
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation

Avoid familiar problems that emerge in writing:

  • Weak structure
  • Irrelevance
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Insufficient examples to support argument
  • Lack of fluency, inconsistent arguments, etc.

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