Academic Writing at GSA

Essay and Dissertation Writing

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

Our guidance on Writing AcademicallyCommunicating 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:

What is an Essay?writing-college-essay

Essay Writing Processes

Choosing an Essay Topic

Focus on the Essay Question

Your Essay’s Main Argument

Planning Your Essay

Writing Your Essay

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.