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Essay Writing: The Basics

This excellent resource from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) provides university and advanced high school students with valuable information about how to write a strong essay. The site explains that a good essay "aims to persuade readers of an idea based on evidence." It should answer a question, include a thesis statement and an argument, develop a thesis, and include examples, support...
A Helpful Guide to Essay Writing

This guide to essay writing, composed by Cambridge University visiting lecturer Vivien Perutz, is helpful indeed. The 24-page monograph is split into two broad sections: structure and organization, first, and then style and clarity. The first section takes readers through the basics of essay structure and introduces six stages of essay writing, including analyzing the question, planning, using the...