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How to improve essay writing

RCNi senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett offers tips on developing your essay-writing skills
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RCNi senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett offers tips on developing your essay-writing skills

Writing academic essays is a fundamental part of every nursing course, but can be a daunting prospect.

RCNi senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett – for many years a nurse tutor and marker in higher education – sets out here his practical tips to help you get top marks in your essay.

By explaining what it is markers are looking for in your essays, he guides you through how to improve your written work.

In this video you will learn:

  • The resources that will help you improve your academic essay-writing style, and where to find them.
  • How to develop as a critical – rather than a descriptive – writer, and demonstrate this vital skill through your essays.
  • How to structure and present your

RCNi senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett offers tips on developing your essay-writing skills 

Writing academic essays is a fundamental part of every nursing course, but can be a daunting prospect.

RCNi senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett – for many years a nurse tutor and marker in higher education – sets out here his practical tips to help you get top marks in your essay.

By explaining what it is markers are looking for in your essays, he guides you through how to improve your written work.

In this video you will learn:

  • The resources that will help you improve your academic essay-writing style, and where to find them.
  • How to develop as a critical – rather than a descriptive – writer, and demonstrate this vital skill through your essays.
  • How to structure and present your essays and use the assignment and marking criteria to focus on the areas that will gain maximum marks for your work.
  • The value of a great intro and conclusion, and how to get them right.
  • Top tips on how to nail referencing.

    This video was originally released on 30 September 2020

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