Essay and Dissertation Writing

Doing a degree at GSA will involve different kinds of writing assignments, including the essay.

Our guidance on Writing Academically, Communicating Clearly in Writing and Integrating Sources in Writing applies to essay writing, but on these pages we give more advice specific to the essay genre:

1 What is an Essay?writing-college-essay

2 Essay Writing Processes

3 Choosing an Essay Topic

4 Focus on the Essay Question

5 Your Essay’s Main Argument

6 Planning Your Essay

7 Writing Your Essay

8 Reviewing Your Essay

A dissertation is a longer and thus more detailed version of the essay. The guidance we give here on essay writing is also relevant to a dissertation for FoCI or written research project for Architecture.

FoCI also provide video guidance on essay writing on their VLE. The videos can also be accessed from the following links: