Essay Tip: Cite the Set Reading

Students are often surprised when they hear the number of texts I would expect to see referenced in a university-level History essay. I’ve blogged before on how to go about finding the books and articles to use, but perhaps it’s worth saying that you won’t always need to do all that work for yourself. Yes, at …

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Essay Introductions: Opening Sentences

There's no shortage of advice on how to tackle writing a tricky opening sentence. At least, not if you're a novelist, short story writer, journalist, or even a blogger. But what about for those writing essays? It's something we don't talk about very often because it seems somehow petty. It's not something that's likely to …