Hi, I am about to go back to uni for my second year after taking a year out to have DS2. I am studying Religious Studies so my course involves quite a few essays which will be between 2500 and 5000 words. I completed year 1 no problem but after taking my time out my confidence has taken a knock.
Can anyone offer me any advice on how to make a really good essay and maximise my grade? I want to' hit the ground running' and any advice would be greatly appreciated!
My advice as was given to me by my lecturer "Answer the f***ing question". Do not waffle on about stuff that is not relevant or carpet bomb with all of your knowledge. Make a plan. Start your essay by saying what you are going to talk about and then introduce each new idea, give evidence of idea then analyse idea. Summarise by answering the question in short.