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Essay Writing Guidelines

Essays are commonly graded by reference to the following criteria: the quality (clarity and lucidity) of the expression, the depth and breadth of the research, the depth of the analysis, the accuracy and relevance of material presented and structural issues such as the logical development of the argument.

Students should have these criteria in mind when preparing essays.

If a student feels that he or she is weak in one or more of these areas, the Dean and individual lecturers of the Institute are always willing to set aside time to give advice in these areas.

However, the onus is on the student to take the initiative and approach the Academic Skills Counsellor, a lecturer and/or the Dean for an appointment.

For information about the presentation of footnotes, appendices arid a bibliography and matters of stylistic presentation generally, please see pdf Guidelines for Presentation of Essays and Theses (435 KB) . Copies are also available on the publications stand at the top of the stairs on the third floor, just outside the entrance to the John Paul II Institute.

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