Phoney (Eds.), Learning Experiences at University (pp. If you are to really benefit from model essays, you need to learn how to read the ‘techniques of the writer’.
Most students really appreciate seeing a finished product.
To conclude, it seems that assignment essays continue to have a prominent role in tertiary education as an assessment tool.
This is mainly because they are very effective in developing knowledge and writing skills for subject areas.
Sometimes a good example of what you are trying to achieve is worth a 1000 words of advice!
When you are asked to write an essay, try to find some samples (models) of similar writing and learn to observe the craft of the writer.
Yang and Baker (2005) reason that “to master your learning materials and extend your understandings, you need to write about the meanings you gain from your research” (p. Secondly, research (Jinx, 2004; Zapper, 2006) clearly demonstrates that students learn the writing conventions of a subject area while they are researching, reading and writing in their discipline.
This activity helps them to “crack the code” of the discipline (Bloggs, 2003, p. Thus, students are learning subject matter and how to write in that disciplinary area by researching and writing assignment essays.
No matter what the topic is, you will see similarities between your writing tasks and these model essays.
This is because many features of writing are common across subject areas. Law, Economics, Psychology and others), it is very useful to find subject-specific essay models as you can use these to work out the ‘peculiarities’ of writing for that subject area.