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Essay Terms and Academic Definitions - Essay Writing
Complete glossary of key essay terms for students. The list is constantly updating – feel free to contact us if you have some other terms to add here.
Essay terms explained
To write a good essay, you firstly need to have a clear understanding of what the essay question is asking you to do. Looking
at the essay question in close detail will help you to identify the topic and ‘directive words’ (Dhann, 2001), which instruct you
how to answer the question. Understanding the meaning of these directive words is a vital first step in producing your essay.
This glossary provides definitions of some of the more typical words that you may come across in an essay question. Please
note that these definitions are meant to provide general, rather than exact guidance, and are not a substitute for reading the
question carefully. Get this wrong, and you risk the chance of writing an essay that lacks focus, or is irrelevant.
You are advised to use this glossary in conjunction with the following study guides: Writing essays, and Thought mapping
written by Student Learning Development.