Writing Academic Essays at University

This 5-part video series introduces undergraduate students to the basics of academic writing at university. A full script of the five videos is here:


Writing Academic Essays at University Script

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Part 1: What is Research?

Part 2: Structuring an Essay

Part 3: Academic Writing Style

Part 4: Referencing your Work

To read a published academic essay using the citation style in the video, look at Philip Seaton, “Taiga Dramas and Tourism” in Japan Forum 27(1). It is open access. Japan Forum‘s Instructions for Authors are here.

Part 5: Using the Internet as a Research Resource