Essay writing remains the most important skill that you will develop as a history student. It is still the main tool used by awarding bodies to test your historical knowledge and understanding. However, for many students, essays continue to present a challenge. This article will provide you with practical tips to help you address some of the problems you may face with extended writing, to give yourself the chance to achieve your best potential grade.
An essay is a relatively short piece of written work that addresses a specific issue or question. It provides the writer with the opportunity to express their own ideas about a historical topic. It is also a test of the ability to construct answers to questions in a well-structured, relevant and cogent manner. Good essays give the impression that they have been crafted like a piece of art — they mix a high degree of technical skill with an element of creative flair.
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