6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
An essential student purchase, but not the bible.,
This review is from: How to Write Better Essays (Palgrave Study Skills) (Paperback)
I call this book an essential student purchase because it gives an excellent breakdown of the interpretation, the planning, the researching and the writing of an academic essay but it is not a formula or a bible for writing the perfect essay.
I found that the book is more directed towards courses such as philosophy, sociology, history, business, and other similar courses where essays are based upon an argument or a discussion on concepts. My course is physiotherapy and a typical essay is not based upon concepts but medical facts which can not be argued, just described and evaluated.
However, regardless of what course you do, this book does provide excellent instruction on how to structure your essay, write notes during seminars, research your topic, write with an academic style and how to write introductions/conclusions that won't send your tutor to sleep.
On a whole I would recommend this book as an essential student purchase, but for medical students it is to be taken with a pinch of salt.