Welcome to the Companion Website!

Welcome to the companion website for Good Essay Writing, Fifth Edition, by Peter Redman and Wendy Maples. The resources on the site have been specifically designed to support your study.

On this website, you will find a range of resources corresponding to the topics covered in each chapter. Just click on links to the left.

About the book

Writing good essays is one of the most challenging aspects of studying in the social sciences. This simple guide provides you with proven approaches and techniques to help turn you into a well-oiled, essay-writing machine.

Good Essay Writing demonstrates how to think critically and formulate your argument as well as offering water-tight structuring tips, referencing advice and a word on those all-too-familiar common worries – all brought to life through real student examples from a range of subjects.

Now in its fifth edition, this fresh update contains:

  • New essay examples are analysed and discussed, so that you have a clear understanding of what makes a good essay.
  • A new chapter on essay-writing skills and other forms of social science writing, helping you get to grips with different styles of critical writing.
  • A new Companion Website providing additional exercises and examples, helping you to practice and apply the skills.

​This practical guide is an absolute must for everybody wanting – or needing – to brush up on their essay-writing skills and boost their grades.


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