Alumna Dr Ursula Hackett writes Macmillan guide to writing brilliant essays
Exeter alumna Dr Ursula Hackett (2006, Politics) has written a guide to essay writing, Brilliant Essays. The guide is part of the Macmillan Study Skills series and is available to pre-order, with a publication date of 26 November.
Ursula’s tried-and-tested approach for essay success helps students to create brilliant, original, high-scoring essays that are enjoyable to write – and read. With dozens of hands-on exercises and clear examples, Brilliant Essays begins with students’ everyday experience of using language, arguing a case, reading, thinking, and communicating with other people. Chapters help students to examine – and dispel – assumptions, build and control their arguments and use evidence effectively, in written assignments and timed exams. The final chapter provides clear, no-nonsense answers to frequently asked questions raised by Ursula’s students at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Oxford and via her YouTube channel and her website.
Whichever subject a student may be studying, Brilliant Essays will take them beyond the basics and give them the tools to reach their academic potential.