Podcast Writing Essays

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Returning to study or starting it for the first time can be daunting. Many students are frightened of writing essays, but it’s a craft that can be learnt. This album will help you to build confidence in all areas of essay writing. A student discusses with two tutors her writing methods and how she adapts her techniques for exams and assignments. With tips shared from Professor Richard Dawkins, TV personality Matthew Kelly, former MP Brian Walden, Baroness Helena Kennedy, journalist John Pilgner and radio presenters John Humphrys and Peter White. This material forms part of The Open University course A172 Start writing essays.

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1CleanStart writing essaysAn introduction to this album.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
2CleanTranscript -- Start writing essaysTranscript -- An introduction to this album.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
3CleanResearching an essayOpen University tutors Tim Baugh and Lesley Hoose discuss essay titles, research and schedules with OU student Beth Lewis.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
4CleanTranscript -- Researching an essayTranscript -- Open University tutors Tim Baugh and Lesley Hoose discuss essay titles, research and schedules with OU student Beth Lewis.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
5CleanEarly stages of essay writingJohn Humphrys stresses how important it is to know your subject and know your position in the argument.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
6CleanTranscript -- Early stages of essay writingTranscript -- John Humphrys stresses how important it is to know your subject and know your position in the argument.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
7CleanWhat is good writing?There is a fine line between good and pretentious writing, John Pilger knows that getting your grammar right is essential.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
8CleanTranscript -- What is good writing?Transcript -- There is a fine line between good and pretentious writing, John Pilger knows that getting your grammar right is essential.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
9CleanGetting the tone rightProfessor Richard Dawkins describes his tone as simple as possible but not simpler. Don’t spell out every tiny detail.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
10CleanTranscript -- Getting the tone rightTranscript -- Professor Richard Dawkins describes his tone as simple as possible but not simpler. Don’t spell out every tiny detail.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
11CleanWriter's blockBaroness Helena Kennedy’s cure for writers block is to go to the meat of the argument, then come back to the start later.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
12CleanTranscript -- Writer's blockTranscript -- Baroness Helena Kennedy’s cure for writers block is to go to the meat of the argument, then come back to the start later.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
13CleanA student's approach to planningStudent Beth Lewis explains how she re-reads all her course notes, this helps her to adjusts and add to her research.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
14CleanTranscript -- A student's approach to planningTranscript -- Student Beth Lewis explains how she re-reads all her course notes, this helps her to adjusts and add to her research.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
15CleanDifferent approaches to researchBrian Waldens approach is to research a variety of different points, if it is boring then he picks away at it until the process of elimination is complete.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
16CleanTranscript -- Different approaches to researchTranscript -- Brian Waldens approach is to research a variety of different points, if it is boring then he picks away at it until the process of elimination is complete.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
17CleanWriting your introductionUsing a subtle but powerful approach when writing an introduction will grab the reader’s attention.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
18CleanTranscript -- Writing your introductionTranscript -- Using a subtle but powerful approach when writing an introduction will grab the reader’s attention.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
19CleanThe main body of the essayIt is important to write with the mindset that the reader is intelligent but misinformed.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
20CleanTranscript -- The main body of the essayTranscript -- It is important to write with the mindset that the reader is intelligent but misinformed.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
21CleanGiving both sides of the argumentMatthew Kelly’s approach is to try and talk himself out of an argument, he often ends up switching sides.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
22CleanTranscript -- Giving both sides of the argumentTranscript -- Matthew Kelly’s approach is to try and talk himself out of an argument, he often ends up switching sides.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
23CleanWriting your conclusionIt is important to make sure it doesn’t sound like you have too much more to say, it should be conclusive.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
24CleanTranscript -- Writing your conclusionTranscript -- It is important to make sure it doesn’t sound like you have too much more to say, it should be conclusive.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
25CleanA student's approach to drafting and revisingStudent Beth Lewis writes her drafts by hand, this reduces her word count.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
26CleanTranscript -- A student's approach to drafting and revisingTranscript -- Student Beth Lewis writes her drafts by hand, this reduces her word count.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
27CleanDifferent approaches to drafting and revising:Professor Richard Dawkins explains how important it is to spot what could be misunderstood or interpreted differently.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
28CleanTranscript -- Different approaches to drafting and revising:Transcript -- Professor Richard Dawkins explains how important it is to spot what could be misunderstood or interpreted differently.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
29CleanGetting another perspectiveDon’t get to close to your subject, keep your reader in your consciousness, pretend your someone else.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
30CleanTranscript -- Getting another perspectiveTranscript -- Don’t get to close to your subject, keep your reader in your consciousness, pretend your someone else.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
31CleanA student's approach to examination essays and writing styleBeth Lewis believes her writing style changes in an exam room, a time limits forces her to a heed to a strict essay plan.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
32CleanTranscript -- A student's approach to examination essays and writing styleTranscript -- Beth Lewis believes her writing style changes in an exam room, a time limits forces her to a heed to a strict essay plan.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
33CleanDifferent approaches to examination essaysIn an exam room Mathew Kelly gets his notes down straight away so he can refer to them quickly.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
34CleanTranscript -- Different approaches to examination essaysTranscript -- In an exam room Mathew Kelly gets his notes down straight away so he can refer to them quickly.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
35CleanHow to improve your writingThe way to familiarise yourself with good writing is to read a lot. Nothing is too boring to write about it’s about how you write about it that’s important.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
36CleanTranscript -- How to improve your writingTranscript -- The way to familiarise yourself with good writing is to read a lot. Nothing is too boring to write about it’s about how you write about it that’s important.1/20/2010FreeView in iTunes
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