Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Essay writing: the question



When answering an essay question it is important that before you start writing
you know exactly what the question is asking, so as to be able to answer it appropriately. I read a lot of essays that are either: too descriptive,  answer another question, start by answering the question and then move off target, provide a thorough background to all the issues raised by the question but never actually answer it. This is always difficult for me to see because their authors have spent a lot of time and effort in the research and writing, being let down only by the failure to fully understand the question.