Essay Do’s and Don’ts

University level essay writing is not about being able to recall the summary of the set books for this term – it’s about demonstrating your understanding of the question and critical thinking processes that show your rigor and subject knowledge. So here are a few ‘Dos and Don’ts’ to get you going.


What’s the question again?

Are you sure you know what is being asked of you? Re-read the question and make sure you do! Find the actions that you need to take (e.g. analyse, compare and contrast, evaluate) so that you