For almost all courses at Essex you'll need to write essays. Writing is an
essential skill for success in higher education. Many lecturers believe that
essay-writing is the most crucial academic skill but the one that students find
hardest to master. You can improve your written assignments by knowing:
how an academic argument is structured and presented
how to incorporate ideas from your reading, listening and debating
what is considered good academic style
how to express ideas cogently, concisely and persuasively
This booklet is a guide to some of the most common
mistakes in academic writing. A solid technical command of language will help
you to think more clearly and express your thoughts more effectively.
We run credit-bearing modules that you can take as part of your degree.
Undergraduate Writing Skills for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Specifically designed to help you master the requirements of academic writing at university, this practical course will help you through every stage
of assignment writing and help you produce your best work.
The module runs in both the Autumn and Spring terms, with 15 or 30 credits.
It is available as an outside option for many courses in the faculties Humanities and Social Sciences.
If the module is available to you as an outside option, you will be able to see it in Enrol.