Frank Gallagher: Now, nobody's sayin the Chatsworth Estate is the Garden of Eden, but it's been a good home to us, to me - Frank GALLAGHER - and me kids, who im proud of! 'Cause every single one of them reminds me a little... of me. They can all think for themselves! Which they've me to thank for. Fiona! Who's a massive help. Lip, who's a bit of a gobshite, which is why nobody calls him 'Philip' anymore. Ian - a lot like his mam which is handy for the others 'cause she's disappeared into thin air. And Carl! We daren't let him grow his hair for two reasons; 1, it stands on end and makes him look like Toya and 2, nits love him. Debbie! Sent by God, total angel. You've to check your change, but she'll go miles out of her way to do you a favour. Plus Liam! Gunna be a star! Once we've got the fits under control. Steve; Fiona's boyfriend. The truth is out there... NOT. Fantastic neighbours, Kev and Veronica! Lend you anythin' - well, not anythin'. But all of them to a man... who knows first and formost the most vital necessity is this life is they know how to throw a PARTY! Heh heh... Scatter!
An essay is a short piece of writing on a particular subject. The main areas of confusion whilst writing essays are:
- understanding the question
- academic style and context of writing
- presenting and supporting an argument
- structure of the essay
List of resources
For example extracts of essays https://udo.derby.ac.uk/sites/udohe/Library/Pages/DO-it-Write.aspx
Tips for academic writing http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jbednar/writingtips.html
Academic language: http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/
Learn higher: http://www.learnhigher.ac.uk/writing-for-university/
Critical thinking skills tutorial from Learn Higher
University of Derby students can access further information on academic writing on our Blackboard module - Improve your academic writing.
Ultimate Guide to Academic Writing: 100+ Useful Resources - This guide reveals all the aspects of academic writing and contains links to useful resources that will boost students' writing skills.
Study Advisor Scheme
As part of our study skills services we provide help with essay structure, dissertation preparation and time management. To request a study advisor please visit us on the lower floor of Kedleston Rd library, or book an appointment online.