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Assignment slammer

This short tutorial walks you through the process of preparing, planning and writing an assignment.


The structure of your essay provides a framework for the logical development of your argument, from the introduction through the body and to the conclusion.

Common linking words

All sentences in a paragraph need to relate to the main idea in the topic sentence. The reader should be able to see how each sentence flows from the previous one and how each is connected to the...


Writing a conclusion in your academic essay

Critical essay: Communication design

This resource will help you critically discuss key historical, technological and theoretical developments in communication design, and their relationships to contemporary communication design.

Essays, Reports, Reflective Writing


What should be included your essay's introduction? How should you structure the introduction? Find out here.

Plan and research

Resources to help you plan and begin your essay, mind-mapping, brainstorming and note taking tips.

Sentence length


This section outlines the overall structure of an essay comprising an introduction, body and conclusion. It also explains how to structure an effective paragraph using the TEEL strategy


Essay writing structure

Writing process

The process of writing an essay incorporates a number of elements: analysing the task, research, developing an organised structure through mind mapping, writing a first draft, revising and rewriting.

Writing sentences

Sentences provide us with the framework for the clear written expression of our ideas. In this tutorial