The Basics of Essay Writing
|Publisher||Routledge,an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd|
Mrs Margaret Simms
Nottingham Trent University
|Review published||20 July 2006|
As students we don’t need telling that good essays pass exams, but we often struggle to write a good one easily. This book describes essay writing as a craft that needs to be practiced. Mastering the craft should help stop those recurring nightmares of where to start, how to conclude and what to put in the middle. I particularly like the section ‘Do you recognise yourself here?’ This is where the less accomplished of us may discover some of the dangers of our own essay writing style. I’ll be tackling my next essay with Nigel Warburton’s ‘The Basics of Essay Writing’ in one hand and a pen in the other. This book has even replaced the English Companion that I have used for years!