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I am on the PGCE course at a uni that loves essays (yay, lol) - how do I pull out a 70 plus for my first assignment. Due at the end of this month, started research today, reckon I could read/analyse/link a good 50 sources. Planning on writing a week before it's due (it's 3000 words) and then spending a couple days fixing it.

We start placement in a week too.

Any tips for a really good easy?
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(Original post by Bazookaboobs)
I am on the PGCE course at a uni that loves essays (yay, lol) - how do I pull out a 70 plus for my first assignment. Due at the end of this month, started research today, reckon I could read/analyse/link a good 50 sources. Planning on writing a week before it's due (it's 3000 words) and then spending a couple days fixing it.

We start placement in a week too.

Any tips for a really good easy?
You don't need 50 sources for a 3000 word essay- around one per 100 words is a good rule of thumb, but you can get away with less. Quality > quantity.

Firstly, I would say don't obsess about getting a distinction- it's of no real benefit to you unless you plan to do a masters in education somewhere down the line.

However, as someone who got a distinction, I think the key things are to have a strong argument/point of view in your essay, which you stick to throughout, and to make sure you're expressing your points clearly and coherently. Obviously make sure your points are backed by the research, and make sure you are clearly answering the brief of the essay/assignment.

I got a distinction for my PGCE, and I honestly wouldn't say my essays were "really good"- but I did plan them and stick to the plan, rather than writing, and trying to find research to back me up as I went along- I think that's a mistake a lot of people make.
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