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Effective essay writing

Regardless of the intrinsic worth of the ideas and arguments you present in your essay, unless they are clearly expressed and easy to follow, little value will be placed on them. Being able to present your essay's argument effectively will ensure that the readers and markers of your essay will be able to properly appreciate and understand it.

An effectively written essay is one that has a logical flow of ideas and is cohesive. This means the essay works as a unified whole; for example, it contains links between and within its sentences and paragraphs, it is easy to follow and it uses language to maintain the argument's focus and to direct the reader.

There are several devices that can improve the effectiveness of your essay writing. These devices include macro or whole text devices such as logical structure and logical flow. They also include more detailed macro devices such as using paragraphs that are legitimate; clearly referring back to ideas, subjects and objects throughout the text and using connective words which signal changes and movements in the text to the reader.

At this point in the essay writing unit we strongly recommend you follow the links from this page and explore the devices you can use to improve the effectiveness of your essay writing.




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