i've been getting pretty reasonable marks for my essays, but I'm wanting to improve them obviously. One lecturer said that I need to look at my paragraphing and sentence structure, however I've never been told this before and I've written 100s of essays through school and college. I know they expect a higher standard and referencing, but had anyone got any advice/ help on how I can improve?
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- Thread Starter
- 16-12-2010 13:36
- 16-12-2010 14:22
On the issue of paragraphing and sentence structure, it's a good idea to read over your work carefully. Read it out loud (or just mouth it) - does it make sense? It also helps to get it read over by someone not doing the course; if they can't understand it, then you need to make it clearer. If the problem is more about grammar there are lots of things you can read online about that.
Referencing depends on what system you are using. If it's Harvard there is a TON of advice on the internet about how to do it properly. I know Keele has the guidelines up on its online learning thingy, so see if yours does too.
It's important to be consistent in your referencing, so make sure all of them are formatted in the same way and present all of the relevant information.