Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cover?

Section 1: STYLE

Section 2: STRUCTURE

Section 3: REVISION



















What are the interactive features?

  • Video demonstrations explaining the skill
  • Interactive exercises with on-the-spot feedback
  • Pop-up definitions of key terms
  • The ability to quickly print out exercises, make notes and add highlights 

Who is it suitable for?

First year undergraduates or returning students, international students with English as an Additional Language (minimum IELTS 5.5/TOEFL iBT 71) and school and Access students preparing for Further Education.

It has been tried and tested by institutions and organisations around the world, including Higher and Further Education institutions (where it has been used by study support departments, international departments, and libraries), private university preparation colleges, schools and sixth form colleges, military colleges, and language schools.  

How many hours of study does it cover?

Around 35.

Can I see a full demonstration?

Yes, please contact us and let us know you are interested in a product demonstration or being set up with temporary access to try it out for yourself. 

How much does it cost?

The Essay Writing Kit is available on an institutional subscription basis, based on the number of students who will be using it. To request a quote please contact your local SAGE representative.

How is it set up and accessed?

The Essay Writing Kit is provided as an interactive eBook via the VitalSource platform, and can be integrated into most university Virtual Learning Environment / Learning Management Systems.  SAGE and VitalSource work directly with you and your institution to make the course accessible through your VLE / LMS.   There are a few ways we can do this –  please contact us so we can agree the best way for you and your institution.

I have a license for The Essay Writing Kit, where can I access the free sets of tutor notes?

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the Lecturer Resources tab
  3. Log in to SAGE's Lecture Resources Centre or create an account – and log in again.
  4. Begin accessing the Tutor Notes 

I have a license for The Essay Writing Kit and need some technical support, who can I contact?

The Essay Writing Kit is hosted on the VitalSource platform.  You can contact VitalSource here for support and advice

I visited and was redirected here - why?

The Essay Writing Kit is an enhanced edition of the Epax Essay Writing Kit created by author Eveline Powell.  SAGE has developed the Epax Essay Writing Kit into this new interactive writing course, so the Epax Essay Writing Kit is now out of print.  

If you previously bought a subscription to the Epax Essay Writing Kit and would like to find out what’s new and how to subscribe to the updated and improved version, please contact us and we’ll be happy to tell you more.