Academic Writing for University
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Academic Writing for University

Essay Directive Words Part 1
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 14 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Gain an overview of 11 essay directive words
  • Learn how to target university essays
  • Improve your structure: essay introductions
  • Improve your structure: essay main bodies
  • Improve your structure: essay conclusion
  • Develop your skills in structuring paragraph transitions
  • Develop basic critical thinking skills
  • Practice the basics of how to incorporate critical thinking in an essay
  • Learn how to write essays with the directive word 'describe'
  • Learn how to write essays with the directive word 'clarify'
  • Learn how to write essays with the directive word 'examine'
  • Learn how to write essays with the directive word 'outline'
  • Learn how to write essays with the directive word 'show how'
  • Learn how to write essays with the directive word 'demonstrate'
  • Learn how to write essays with the directive word 'summarise'
  • Learn how to write essays with the directive word 'assess'
  • Learn how to write essays with the directive word 'state'
  • Learn how to write essays with the directive word 'interpret'
  • Learn how to write essays with the directive word 'comment upon'
Requirements
  • Be able to read and write in English at a university level
Description

Join me for this near 2-hour journey into learning how to master the way you structure your essays based on essay directive words. Each of our lessons will look at a different word, and through the entirety of this course, we will be looking at a total of 11 essay directive words.


Would you like to learn how to target your essay to improve your grade? As a student, have you struggled how to tell what a question is actually asking you for?

Whether you are a social sciences or arts university degree student, you have come to the right place!


In this course, we will go over what an essay is, what its different sub-sections are, and how to bring them all together. Together, we'll prepare various example essays, and you'll write your one-page essay plans throughout this course. You'll also learn:


  • How long paragraphs in an academic essay should be and how these should be structured

  • What an essay funnel structure is

  • What is typically included in an introduction, main body, and conclusion paragraph

  • How to link different paragraphs to one another to improve your essay’s flow

  • How to link similar or dissimilar concepts to one another in a critically evaluative way

  • How to build one-page essay plans

  • How to use diagrams and one-page essay plans to develop a high-quality essay


This course covers the following example essay questions, looking at a variety of social sciences and arts degrees - making this a super exciting course to enrol in:


  • Describe how and why the Corston Report (2007) affected legislation about female offenders in the United Kingdom

  • Clarify the relationship between prosocial behaviour and empathy

  • Examine the impact of the Equality Act (2010) on Gender Equality at Work in the United Kingdom

  • Outline the principles of immersion in modern video games

  • Show how compliance techniques are used in marketing products to consumers

  • Demonstrate how the underdog theme is dealt with by films using examples

  • Summarise how new technologies can support occupational training for emergency services

  • Assess to what extent the changing inequalities in UK society have impacted the nature of social work practice

  • State to what extent morality is determined or influenced by social status

  • Interpret how Cohen and Felson’s (1979) Routine Activities Theory could explain vandalism

  • Comment upon the improvements that computer-generated imaging (CGI) gave to special effects


‘Academic Writing for University Essay Directive Words: Part 1’ is also unique through its graphical representations and visuals. This makes this academic essay writing course ideal for visual and auditory learners.


This course comes with several free resources for you to use as part of your learning and one-page essay plan course project. These are included as part of different lessons and will make your lessons more engaging through visuals.


‘Academic Writing for University Essay Directive Words: Part 1’ is perfect for the following university degrees:

Psychology | Criminology | Social Work | Sociology | Youth Studies | Anthropology | Gender Studies | Political Science | Social Policy | Fine Art | Concept Art | 3D Art | Analytical Art | Illustration | Media Studies | Film Production | Product Design | Fashion & Jewelry Design

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner students curious about writing academic essays for university
  • Intermediate students curious about developing their academic writing skills to structure essays better
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 01:50:44
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:54

I'm glad to wish you a warm welcome the course! This course introduction will outline everything that we will go through as part of this course. Using an example, I will show you what our future lessons will look like. I will share a few details about myself as an instructor as well.

Preview 03:54
+ Describe: Essay Directive Word 1
1 lecture 05:05

Lesson 1 will be all about learning how to use essay descriptive word 'describe'. To help you understand how to answer a question with the directive word 'describe', I will go over the following question with you:

Describe how and why the Corston Report (2007) affected legislation about female offenders in the UK.

Describe
05:05
+ Clarify: Essay Directive Word 2
1 lecture 08:44

Lesson 2 will be all about learning how to use essay descriptive word 'clarify'. To help you understand how to answer a question with the directive word 'clarify', I will go over the following question with you:

Clarify the relationship between prosocial behaviour and empathy.

Clarify
08:44
+ Examine: Essay Directive Word 3
1 lecture 12:50

Lesson 3 will be all about learning how to use essay descriptive word 'examine'. To help you understand how to answer a question with the directive word 'examine', I will go over the following question with you:

Examine the impact of the Equality Act (2010) on Gender Equality at Work in the United Kingdom.

Examine
12:50
+ Outline: Essay Directive Word 4
1 lecture 12:38

Lesson 4 will be all about learning how to use essay descriptive word 'outline'. To help you understand how to answer a question with the directive word 'outline', I will go over the following question with you:

Outline the principles of immersion in modern video games.

Outline
12:38
+ Show how: Essay Directive Word 5
1 lecture 11:53

Lesson 5 will be all about learning how to use essay descriptive word 'show how'. To help you understand how to answer a question with the directive word 'show how', I will go over the following question with you:

Show how compliance techniques are used in marketing products.

Show How
11:53
+ Demonstrate: Essay Directive Word 6
1 lecture 11:36

Lesson 6 will be all about learning how to use essay descriptive word 'demonstrate'. To help you understand how to answer a question with the directive word 'demonstrate', I will go over the following question with you:

Demonstrate how the underdog theme is dealt with by films using examples.

Demonstrate
11:36
+ Summarise: Essay Directive Word 7
1 lecture 10:40

Lesson 7 will be all about learning how to use essay descriptive word 'summarise'. To help you understand how to answer a question with the directive word 'summarise', I will go over the following question with you:

Summarise how new technologies can support occupational training for emergency services.

Summarise
10:40
+ Assess: Essay Directive Word 8
1 lecture 08:23

Lesson 8 will be all about learning how to use essay descriptive word 'assess'. To help you understand how to answer a question with the directive word 'assess', I will go over the following question with you:

Assess to what extent the changing inequalities in UK society have impacted the nature of social work practice.

Assess
08:23
+ State: Essay Directive Word 9
1 lecture 07:39

Lesson 9 will be all about learning how to use essay descriptive word 'state'. To help you understand how to answer a question with the directive word 'state', I will go over the following question with you:

State to what extent morality is determined or influenced by social status.

State
07:39