Essay Writing Guidelines

This section aims to offer you technical help around writing an academic essay.

The Comprehensive Guide to Writing an Academic Essay

The Comprehensive Guide to Writing an Academic Essay has been compiled specifically to assist Budget Speech Competition contestants. A selection of links to websites covering various aspects of research and essay writing is also provided.

Oxford Reference Guide

We have posted a simple reference guide from Oxford for you to work through. Remember that correct referencing is a critical part of an academic essay and if you reference incorrectly you will not even get past the starting blocks as your essay will be rejected.

Proper referencing and acknowledgements are vital in writing any essay or academic paper in order to avoid charges of plagiarism. A good bibliography and the presence of citations also indicate to you tutor and adjudicator how much research you have undertaken.

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