Level Up your Essays: How to get better grades at university

Inger Mewburn, Katherine Firth and Shaun Lehmann

Level Up Your Essays is the essential guide to essay writing for university students. Written by the people who mark your essays, it will show you step-by-step how to write high-quality essays that will get you top marks.

This book will guide you through all the stages, including your essay plan, developing research strategies, writing with distinction, finishing strongly with editing, and getting your referencing right every time. Bursting with insider tips and tricks on what markers look for, this clear and easy-to-use guide includes:

22 worksheets with exercises and checklists
The secret formula for a good essay (yes, there is a formula!)
Practical insights into digital tools to help you with research, writing and referencing
Guidelines for getting your academic English right every time
Common mistakes and missteps and how to fix them
Straightforward information for international students
Successful time management strategies so you never hand in an essay late

No matter what grades you get now, this book will revolutionise your essay writing – and get you the marks to prove it.

Whether you're just starting out at university or well into your graduate studies, this book contains incredibly valuable advice that will help you take your writing to the next level.'

- — Miranda Gronow


Inger Mewburn, Katherine Firth and Shaun Lehmann

MEWBURN is at the Australian National University. FIRTH has a PhD in English literature. LEHMANN is currently at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

NewSouth Publishing

NewSouth Publishing is the publishing division of UNSW Press Ltd, a leading Australian university press.