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1 Top Tips For Essay Writing Dan Campbell “A 10 minute guide to essay writing aimed at Level 3 students who are studying an Access to Higher Education Diploma”

2 Index – Essay Writing Before Your Start Do Some Reading Plan Your Essay Introduction Main Body Conclusion References Get this right and the rest is easy!

3 Understanding The Question

4 If you do not understand the question how can you answer it? If you get this part wrong everything else will be wrong. There are two questions you need to answer: 1.What is the question asking? 2.What is the marker looking for?

5 What Is The Question Asking? Explore the role that the mitochondria and the localised physiology play during movement (2500words) Explain what the mitochondria is, what it does and how it works What is the mitochondria responsible for; How does it influences other objects Talk about how the mitochondria works together with the surrounding cells, tissues and muscles How cells/ tissues interact with the mitochondria Talk around, discuss, explain, link ideas and knowledge Explain how the mitochondria influences the process of movement

6 Can We Use This As A Success Criteria?

7 What Is The Marker Looking For? Explore the role that the mitochondria and the localised physiology play during movement (2500words) Make links between body components PowerStation Energy creation ADP, ATP, CP Energy cycles Responsible for regulating energy production Cell Tissues Muscles Nerve Transmission Removal of waste Delivery of fuel Store of fuel Muscles, Ligaments, Tendons, Acton, Myosin

8 Can We Use This As A Success Criteria?

9 Key Players, Terms & Words List all the keywords, which you might use List all the key theories, which you know about List all the key players, which you know about Home

10 Do a bit of reading!

11 Read around, key textbooks and journals noting: 1.Keywords 2.Theories 3.Secondary theories 4.Antagonist positions/ arguments 5.References (page and line numbers) Some People Plan Their Essay At The Same Time Update Your Lists Home

12 Create A Essay Plan

13 Create A Plan – By Paragraph By paragraph Good Example al/essay/essay-plan/2.xml In-depth Example Have You Used Items From Your Lists Home

14 Introduction

15 1.Grab Your Reader 2.Prepare The Reader 3.About 5% Of The Word Count Home

16 Main Body

17 Who are the key players and theories? By indicating the key players and theories you show that you can filter your search results What are the antagonist arguments to the theories and/ or authors research? By exploring these arguments you show that you understand the details behind the concepts

18 Writing Frames Using writing frames helps you to structure your information This theory suggest.... However, PersonA argues.... Because of ….

19 Transition Indicators Tell the reader what you are going to talk about (End of Paragraph1)... making energy creation an important factor. (start of paragraph2) The creation of energy... Home

20 Conclusion

21 Start Writing – Conclusion About 5% Of The Word Count Confirm What You Have Said/ Found ---- The data from this study generally supports the ??? theory. However, it also suggests that the counter argument proposed by PersonA as merit, supporting the need for further research. Home

22 References

23 Aim to get one reference every two or three sentences, dependent on essay type. Top Tips If you write a name of a theory, include a ref If you suggest a problem, include a ref If you compare something, try to include a ref Home

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