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    When you get essays that don't necessarily ask you to provide an opinion or anything, e.g. the one I have now "Outline the Courts System..." how are you meant to structure it? In particular, what do you write for a conclusion that isn't just going to be repeating yourself?

    I have an essay guide here and it says

    Introduction
    This sets out the basic theme of the essay, and how you intend to approach the issues raised.

    "how I intent to approach the issues"? Well I intent to regurgitate what it says in the book/what I find on the internet, just in my own words so as to avoid plagiarism. After all, I'm not being asked to give my own slant on things merely to outline something that exists.

    It also says that my Conclusion should "indicate the overall view of the writer in relation to his/her research". I don't have a view and I'm not being asked for it anyway!
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    Um isn't outline give an overview of say said theory.

    I'd do....

    Point, criticise.
    New point, criticise.
    New point, criticise.
    Etc.

    I'd only criticise if necessary.

    BUT i'm only a newbie to this uni work malarky so I could be wrong :o:
 
 
 
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