Non-Fiction.

How to Write Better Essays (Palgrave Study Skills)

by Bryan Greetham.

I don’t really tend to review books like this. The only other example I can think of is that Javascript book from a while ago. Usually these books don’t really seem to require a review because they’re not the sort of books you’d really want to curl up with of an evening. Rather, they’re there so you can learn important skills from them.

However, on the other hand, I always love reviewing things here so here we go.

I got this book as a birthday present back in November and at last read it over the past week or so. It’s a great book to have if you feel you are struggling with the way you write your essays. The good thing about this book is deconstructs your style from the bottom up and guides you from beginning to end in a series of short chapters. It forces you to rethink the way you approach essay questions and studying, which is good. It doesn’t just cover the writing of the essay but also organization and research too.

This book is very handy to have because its always good to be reminded of the basic rules if you are ever stuck, even if you think you know what to do it is always worth double checking. After reading it I will certainly be overhauling some of my bad study habits and stagnant essay writing style.

MY RATING: **** / *****

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