Writing an Academic Essay

This is a series of  interviews and discussions between Open University tutors, thinkers, authors and students about doing research and writing essays.

Each section is accompanied by a transcript which you can read while you are listening.

researching an essayresearching an essay
early stages of writing an essayearly stages of writing an essay
what is good writingwhat is good writing
getting the tone rightgetting the tone right
writer's blockwriter's block
note-taking and planningnote-taking and planning
different approaches to planning and researching essaysdifferent approaches to planning and researching essays
writing the introductionwriting the introduction
the main body of the essaythe main body of the essay
giving both sides of the argumentgiving both sides of the argument
writing the conclusionwriting the conclusion
drafting (1)
drafting (2)
drafting (1)
drafting (2)
getting another view of your workgetting another view of your work
approaches to examinationsapproaches to examinations
how to improve your writinghow to improve your writing