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ELS503 Research Skills Guide: Topic 8: Essay Writing Techniques

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8. Essay writing techniques - useful resources

Essay writing techniques


CSU has many resources to help you with writing essays:

  • CSU Student - Writing at Uni - guides to writing your first assignment, academic writing style, common instruction words, structuring your essays and much more.
  • Turnitin Software - A Turnitin account allows you to check your own writing for improperly used content, inadvertent plagiarism or quotation errors.  It enables you to detect problems and revise your assignment before final submission for marking.


 Help from the ALLaN advisers


Academic Literacy, Learning and Numeracy support (ALLaN) - ALLaN advisers can help you understand and prepare for your assignments and the Study Success Forum is an ideal place to post those vexing questions about essay writing techniques!

Structuring your essay

This YouTube video explains how to structure an essay.

Other useful resources

Other useful resources

Writing an essay in 12 steps - This resource provides an overview of the essay writing process from the first draft to the final version.

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