In today’s video I am answering Jemma’s question of whether she is on the right track or not – writing a 1,500-word essay on Social Work. So, here’s what you will learn:
- How to develop a topic really well
- How to avoid repeating yourself
- How to write a thesis statement that is easy for your professor to understand and grade
Here’s Jemma’s question:
“Hi Tutor Phil,
I found your site on you tube and think it is very informative.
I started a social work degree in September. I am currently feeling like a fish out of water as I have not studied academically since school, which was 18 years ago.
We have been set our first 1500 essay which is:
“Critically discuss a significant development in social work, post world war two.”
I have decided to look at the Seebohm Report 1968 as I briefly looked at this while doing an Open University course some time ago.
My thoughts so far with regards to tackling this essay are as follows:
- Briefly describe the development
- How & why was it significant at the time?
- Report flaws – why certain things did not work
- How does it link with social work practices today?
Do you think I am heading the right direction? Any guidance would be very much appreciated.