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Start writing essays - Audio

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Start writing essays - Audio

Start writing essays - Audio

The Open University

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Returning to study or starting it for the first time can be daunting. Many students are frightened of writing essays, but it’s a craft that can be learnt. This album will help you to build confidence in all areas of essay writing. A student discusses with two tutors her writing methods and how she adapts her techniques for exams and assignments. With tips shared from Professor Richard Dawkins, TV personality Matthew Kelly, former MP Brian Walden, Baroness Helena Kennedy, journalist John Pilgner and radio presenters John Humphrys and Peter White. This material forms part of The Open University course A172 Start writing essays.

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Start writing essays

An introduction to this album.

58 s2010 JAN 21
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Start writing essays

Researching an essay

Open University tutors Tim Baugh and Lesley Hoose discuss essay titles, research and schedules with OU student Beth Lewis.

5 min2010 JAN 21
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Researching an essay

Early stages of essay writing

John Humphrys stresses how important it is to know your subject and know your position in the argument.

3 min2010 JAN 21
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Early stages of essay writing

What is good writing?

There is a fine line between good and pretentious writing, John Pilger knows that getting your grammar right is essential.

2 min2010 JAN 21
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What is good writing?

Getting the tone right

Professor Richard Dawkins describes his tone as simple as possible but not simpler. Don’t spell out every tiny detail.

1 min2010 JAN 21
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Getting the tone right

Writer's block

Baroness Helena Kennedy’s cure for writers block is to go to the meat of the argument, then come back to the start later.

2 min2010 JAN 21
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Writer's block

A student's approach to planning

Student Beth Lewis explains how she re-reads all her course notes, this helps her to adjusts and add to her research.

3 min2010 JAN 21
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A student's approach to planning

Different approaches to research

Brian Waldens approach is to research a variety of different points, if it is boring then he picks away at it until the process of elimination is complete.

4 min2010 JAN 21
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Different approaches to research

Writing your introduction

Using a subtle but powerful approach when writing an introduction will grab the reader’s attention.

2 min2010 JAN 21
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Writing your introduction

The main body of the essay

It is important to write with the mindset that the reader is intelligent but misinformed.

3 min2010 JAN 21
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The main body of the essay

Latest Episodes

Start writing essays

An introduction to this album.

58 s2010 JAN 21
Comments
Start writing essays

Researching an essay

Open University tutors Tim Baugh and Lesley Hoose discuss essay titles, research and schedules with OU student Beth Lewis.

5 min2010 JAN 21
Comments
Researching an essay

Early stages of essay writing

John Humphrys stresses how important it is to know your subject and know your position in the argument.

3 min2010 JAN 21
Comments
Early stages of essay writing

What is good writing?

There is a fine line between good and pretentious writing, John Pilger knows that getting your grammar right is essential.

2 min2010 JAN 21
Comments
What is good writing?

Getting the tone right

Professor Richard Dawkins describes his tone as simple as possible but not simpler. Don’t spell out every tiny detail.

1 min2010 JAN 21
Comments
Getting the tone right

Writer's block

Baroness Helena Kennedy’s cure for writers block is to go to the meat of the argument, then come back to the start later.

2 min2010 JAN 21
Comments
Writer's block

A student's approach to planning

Student Beth Lewis explains how she re-reads all her course notes, this helps her to adjusts and add to her research.

3 min2010 JAN 21
Comments
A student's approach to planning

Different approaches to research

Brian Waldens approach is to research a variety of different points, if it is boring then he picks away at it until the process of elimination is complete.

4 min2010 JAN 21
Comments
Different approaches to research

Writing your introduction

Using a subtle but powerful approach when writing an introduction will grab the reader’s attention.

2 min2010 JAN 21
Comments
Writing your introduction

The main body of the essay

It is important to write with the mindset that the reader is intelligent but misinformed.

3 min2010 JAN 21
Comments
The main body of the essay
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