How to write better essays
'How to Write Better Essays' is a five-part video series by Tim Squirrell, a PhD student (at time of writing) at the University of Edinburgh, and former president of the Cambridge Union Society. The videos are based on a blog post, published in February 2017, entitled 'How to Write Undergraduate Essays', which achieved some notoriety due to its mention in a Guardian article in March. It is aimed at providing basic tips for students at undergraduate level who want to learn to write better essays. It covers how to read for an essay, how to answer a question properly, how to structure essays, how to analyse arguments, and how to use evidence.
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In this video, the fifth in a series providing some basic tips on how to write better essays, Tim Squirrell (University of Edinburgh) covers the basics of using evidence in essays. It is aimed at undergraduate university or college students, but is applicable to essays more broadly construed.