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Resources for Undergraduate Students

Essay Writing: Everything You Need to Know and Nothing You Don’t—Part 1: How to Begin

This guide will explain everything you need to know about how to organise, research and write an argumentative essay.

Essay Writing Part 2: How to Organise Your Research

Organising your research effectively is a crucial and often overlooked step to successful essay writing.

Essay Writing Part 3: How to Finalise Your Essay Plan

The key to successful essay writing is to finalise a detailed essay plan, carefully refined during the research stage, before beginning to write your essay.

How to Write the First Draft

By this stage, you will have a clear plan and all the information you need to write a well-structured essay, in a fraction of the time it would otherwise take.

Part 5: How to Finalise and Polish Your Essay

Before handing in any assignment, you must take the time to carefully edit and proofread it. This article explains exactly how to do so effectively.

Understanding How, When and Why to Reference

This article explains everything you need to know in order to reference your academic writing correctly and help you understand why it is so important to do so.


Our comprehensive glossary provides definitions and further information for all the key terms on our website. Start here for clarification of any vocabulary.

The Literature Review: A Guide for Undergraduates

This guide for undergraduate students explains the purpose and components of a literature review, and provides strategies for how to research and write one.