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1. Essay does it
What is it? More than 50 activities to help students improve their essay writing
What users say "An impressive resource with lots of helpful ideas and information. Nicely structured and presented."
2. Write answers
What is it? A series of essay tutorials with topics including persuasive writing
What users say "Thank you for all this hard work. You have saved me hours!"
3. Steps change
What is it? Eight- step introduction to writing a good essay
What users say "Excellent, simple and clear advice."
4. Gold planning
What is it? A guide to planning a successful essay, including a writing skills PowerPoint
What users say "Really like this. It's very clear."
5. Mice and easy
What is it? Essay tips focused on John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men that could be adapted to fit any text
What users say "Amazing - I'm tired of seeing guides that help students to just pass rather than succeed."
6. Analyse this
What is it? Activities to bring a more academic style to students' analytical writing
What users say "A useful set of resources, ideal for my classes."
7. Crooks' hooks
What is it? Simple essay tips built on the relationships between Crooks and other characters in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
What users say "Useful tips."
8. Bragging rights
What is it? Activities to boost essay-writing skills drawing on the song To Have and to Have Not by Billy Bragg (left)
What users say "A stimulating resource which encourages much thought and discussion."
9. Peer profiles
What is it? A feedback sheet to help students peer-assess a partner's essay
What users say "Thanks!"
10. Titles fight
What is it? A guide to making sense of essay titles
What users say "A useful resource accentuating the importance of planning. It impresses upon the learner the necessity of wrestling with key words in the title."