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Essay writing: Essay writing videos

Essay writing

These videos go through the process of writing an essay. They look at structuring, planning, drafting and revising/editing.

Workshop description

Regardless of which subject you are writing for, there are key points you should consider when writing essays. This video workshop will provide some tips on how essays should be structured and how to plan, draft and revise an essay to ensure it is the best you can make it.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this video workshop, you will have:

  • Understand about what should go into the different sections of an essay.
  • Key tips on how to plan, draft and revise an essay
  • Tips of proofreading your work

Who this workshop is for

Although this is classed as an introduction to essay writing skills, it can benefit undergraduate students of all levels. If you are about to undertake your first assignment or need to understand the feedback on an assignment to try to improve future marks, then this workshop can help you.


These videos have been created by an Academic & Library Specialist from the University Library Skills Team.


Getting the structure right


Planning your essay


Revising, editing and proofreading