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Strategies for Essay Writing

The links below provide concise advice on some fundamental elements of academic writing.

  • How to Read an Assignment 
  • Moving from Assignment to Topic  
  • How to Do a Close Reading 
  • Overview of the Academic Essay 
  • Essay Structure 
  • Developing a Thesis  
  • Beginning the Academic Essay  
  • Outlining  
  • Counterargument  
  • Summary  
  • Topic Sentences and Signposting  
  • Transitioning  
  • How to Write a Comparative Analysis  
  • Conclusions  
  • Revising the Draft 
  • Editing the Essay, Part 1  
  • Editing the Essay, Part 2  
  • Tips on Grammar, Punctuation, and Style 

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    • Strategies for Essay Writing
      • How to Read an Assignment
      • Moving from Assignment to Topic
      • How to Do a Close Reading
      • Overview of the Academic Essay
      • Essay Structure
      • Developing A Thesis
      • Beginning the Academic Essay
      • Outlining
      • Counterargument
      • Summary
      • Topic Sentences and Signposting
      • Transitioning: Beware of Velcro
      • How to Write a Comparative Analysis
      • Ending the Essay: Conclusions
      • Revising the Draft
      • Editing the Essay, Part One
      • Editing the Essay, Part Two
      • Tips on Grammar, Punctuation and Style
    • Brief Guides to Writing in the Disciplines

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