The purpose of an essay is to present a logical, reasoned argument in response to a particular question/topic.
In all probability, you will be expected to write at least one during your degree. Why? Essays are a very effective way to demonstrate advanced cognitive skills. In an essay you will research and critically assess knowledge; organise it in a coherent structure; and use it to present an argument or answer a question.
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Writing an essay is a process that needs time and thought. It can be seen as a process consisting of the following stages:
These stages are addressed in the tabs of this guide.