What’s the secret of writing a good essay? How do you plan it? How do you start it? How do you end it? What do examiners really look for?
Dr Jonathan Patrick is the Head of English at St Paul’s Girls School in London. He is also an examiner.
In this invaluable guide, he tells you, clearly and concisely, how to write the perfect essay.
Essay writing is a vital skill. The better you are at it, the better you will do in your exams…
Chapter 1: About this book
Chapter 2: The Question
My friend the question
Answering the question
Questioning the question
Chapter 3: Planning
Overall essay structure
For and against
Writing the plan
Chapter 4: The Introduction
Chapter 5: The topic sentence and the paragraph
The topic sentence
Chapter 6: The Conclusion
Chapter 7: Writing about a passage or poem
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