Category: Study Skills

Top 10 tips for essay writing

Top 10 tips for improving your essay writing.   OU lecturer Nigel Warburton offers his advice on the essay writing process.    1. GET STARTED Don’t procrastinate. Get down to it now. If you have an essay to write, it is amazing how easy it is to find other things to do....


Essay Writing Skills for Open University Students

Essay writing can be less daunting if tackled in 5 stages. 1.  Analyse the TMA Question Read the question (and student notes) Distinguish between process and content words/parts of the question (See Learning Companion 2 (LC2), p.67)   2.  Read and select relevant material Include concepts, theories, arguments, useful examples and evidence...