At this time of year, students all over the country are gearing up for some serious exams on the horizon in May and June. A sensible student takes all the help they can get, so what books are out there for essay help?
A current best-seller is â€˜One Step Ahead: Essays and Dissertations’ by Chris Mounsey. The author is a highly experienced academic and teacher, having taught English at the prestigious Winchester College for more than ten years and has also penned two other learning-related books aimed at assisting students with writing essays.
This guide is written in a clear and easy to ingest manner â€“ as would be expected from an English teacher of such repute â€“ and contains much useful information plus hints and tips, and some example essays.
Many students find that composing an essay is the hardest part as they get lost in the narrative process; this book takes the guesswork out and holds the budding author’s hand step by step. Essay writing can easily be learnt and is not a divine art.
As a teacher working at a college and not purely an academic, Mounsey has the inside scoop on what essays marked by teachers should conform to, i.e., what the education establishment is expecting.
There is also some relevant advice regarding the initial research stages; in today’s technology-led learning environments this aspect is very much altered from the situation a generation ago when the only source of information was a library with actual books. But its not all plain sailing with online resources and Mounsey steers the reader through the potential pitfalls.