Good critical essay writing is shaped by effective planning, following the plan for drafting, and improving by editing and proofreading. Plan your time well. One mistake students often make with an essay is to start writing too soon. There is research and thinking to do first and putting words on the page comes later. Another big mistake is to.
Writing a first draft. Reviewing in light of feedback or reflection. Producing a final draft. Take a look at our handy quick guide to essay writing (PDF) for useful tips and techniques for you to apply. You will find a number of great books on essay writing in the Laidlaw Library, Level 1, under Skills E-5.