This week's session with Claire covered all things essay related from her top tips through to referencing. It was a very useful session and a useful reminder of how to form a well written essay. I will attach my notes at the bottom, after my blog task paragraph.
Since the beginning of the essay writing process I suppose the first hurdle for me was deciding which question to do as a few of them caught my eye. To resolve this I produced a mind map for each option and also did some source searching to see which would provide the most. After deciding on the semiotics of fashion question I made an essay plan where I planned and ordered my paragraphs. I forwarded this to my tutor for some feedback and there was concern I wouldn't manage to cover everything I wanted to in the given word count so I then had to narrow down and hone in on what was most important and relevant to the question. Throughout this process I hope to get better at picking out key elements of academic material - reading isn't really a strong point of mine so there is definitely room for improvement. This essay will also remind me how to write and structure an essay, as I haven't written an academic essay since my high school GCSE's. I will be reminded how to construct arguments and answer thoroughly with evidence all in time for next years dissertation writing.