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Chaotic and unhelplful
on 23 November 2016
The structure of this book, ironically, is all over the place. Chapters break up the content in a way that is frankly bizarre and confusing. For example, chapter 4 'The Three-Step Technique: Steps 1 and 2', followed by 'Creating Your Own Concept' and then 'Step 3 - Testing Your Concept'. Why not give each step its own chapter? Why not summarise the technique before describing it in more detail? If 'creating a concept' deserves it's own chapter, why isn't that a step? When finally the technique is fully revealed, it turns out to be incoherent, and what little sense I could extract from it couldn't be made to apply to my essay titles in any case. Finally, there is nothing - nothing! - about making an actual essay plan. Surely that's part of writing a better essay?
In mitigation, there is some useful stuff buried in there, although nothing a quick Google search wouldn't turn up.