Horace Hart, Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers at the University Press, Oxford , (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983) Main Library General Reference 1 Z 253

A.S. Maney and R.L. Smallwood, MHRA Style Book, Notes for Authors, Editors and Writers of Dissertations , (London: Modern Humanities Research Association, 1981) Main Library General Reference 1 Z 253 Main Library Lang. & Lit. Ref. 1 Z 253

In one sense, writing is the crucial step which helps you get to grips with  and new experiences.

Think about what you’re going to write. for sorting out your writing plan. This helps you write faster when you actually sit down in front of the computer. Also, if your piece begins to flow in your head, write it then if you can. I’ve been known to pull out my iPhone and peck out of a blog post in Notes just because the idea was well organized at the time. Don’t assume you’ll remember. You won’t.

Simon.1.01 How to write an essay.

If it's a term time essay, you can see it as giving you practice for writing under exam conditions.

The best advice on this list is to make time to write and then guard that time. Too often we wait for writing time to somehow appear in our schedules and other things just fill the time. If we want to write a lot, we have to be intentional about creating and saving writing time.

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Addition, 2002: computers have come on a little since I wrote that. It's now compulsory to produced typed essays for any assessed work. And very highly desirable to type all essays that you hand in.

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No, you don't have to type it. But if you do then it will be far easier for the reader. And rule (iv) is? Right: put the reader first. In any case, studies have shown that particular kinds of handwriting influence (without their knowing it) readers of literary essays such that they get lower marks. I would guess that typed essays tend to get higher marks, but this is just a guess. But it is my honest and truthful opinion that if you hand in an assessed essay (that is, an essay written for marks that will count towards your final degree) and it's not typed, you would be making a foolish mistake.

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and, appropriately enough, these are the books that tell you how to do it properly. There are various ways of styling (as printers call it) references (ie book and article titles) and it doesn't matter which you adopt, but you should learn one and adopt it. Hart's Rules is a beautiful little book, the printer's bible and ultimate authority, and it's very nice to own a copy; the MLA Handbook is more use for students (it has a chapter on how to do indented outlines, for instance--see section 8 for more on this.) I have both, right by my desk, all the time. These books will tell you how to style your references and how also to lay out quotations in an essay, how to refer to a book or an article in the body of an essay, how to punctuate, and so on. I very rarely look at mine now: I more or less know what they say. So should you: it's the essence of professionalism in writing.

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As a result, I never switch off the computer without making sure that all the data on it that I wouldn't like to lose is backed up. Never. Ever. This means that whatever I've worked on since the last time I switched the machine off gets copied on to floppy disks or zip disks or cds or the internet. If it's creative writing, like your essay, I usually make two or even three copies. If I feel really nervous about losing it, I print the file out on to paper, as a final security. I really advise you to do the same.