Academic Writing for University
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'
- Be able to read and write in English at a university level
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
About me: Ve-Tutor
Welcome to Ve-Tutor! This is a one-woman tutoring enterprise and I pride myself in creating courses that would take you to the next level of academic writing.
My single goal is to help students go above and beyond their goals and take their academic writing skills to the next level. I am committed to creating high quality professional courses for students of social sciences and art degrees, such as:
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 & Jewellery Design
I have been a private tutor for 7 years. I have supported students at pre-degree (e.g., A-level, International Baccalaureate, Access to Higher Education) and foundation level, but most of my students are university undergrads. I have tutored students of Psychology, Criminology, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work, and Games Art degrees, in addition to some students enrolled on combined hours degrees.
I am a first class honours Psychology with Criminology graduate from Nottingham Trent University, and MSc Forensic Psychology graduate (MERIT) from the University of Kent.
As a practitioner, I am involved in offering specialised criminal justice interventions for women who have committed crimes in the Surrey area. My previous work experience include working with individuals with learning difficulties, forensic histories, and mental health or substance misuse needs. I aim to pass on my expertise in psychology to other students of either pre-degree, degree, or postgraduate level.
Vanessa's Areas of Expertise
My areas of expertise include:
- Advanced Social and Developmental Psychology
- Cognitive and Biological Psychology
- Forensic (Criminological Psychology)
- Basic Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
- BSc Dissertation Area: Online Gaming Psychology (1st class honours, distinction)
- MSc Dissertation Area: Jury Decision Making & Bias (1st class honours, distinction)
Lots of love,
- Vanessa from Ve-Tutor