Essay Writing Skills and Techniques

Many of our articles and guides frequently refer to essay writing so to simplify this we have collated our best essay writing skills and techniques into one section to assist students and teachers learn the fundamentals of writing a wide variety of essays, learn the essential elements of all essays and even provide some activities and resource to help you along the way.

WHAT IS AN ESSAY?

Defining an essay is a challenging task as it crosses so many genres and elements of writing but in simple terms, an essay is a piece of writing allowing the author to state an argument, justify their position on a topic, express their emotions, interpret information, facts and procedures.

The term essay comes from the Latin word ‘exagium’, meaning the presentation of a case or as we may more commonly say “stating your case.”
When writing a high-quality essay it should be considered your definitive opportunity to have your say on something of meaning and purpose to you so make every word count by following our step-by-step guides below.

ESSAY WRITING SKILLS

GUIDES FOR SPECIFIC ESSAY TYPES

TEACHING RESOURCES AND LESSONS TO SUPPORT ESSAY WRITING

Don’t forget that we have loads of essay writing prompts and loads of essay resources and tools you can download today and use with your students.