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Analysing the question

Analysing the question is an important part of completing an academic essay. Listen to Jonathan Smith explain more.

It is very important that you directly answer the question in an academic essay. In this video, Jonathan shows you how to analyse an essay question and understand what you need to write about using the following example essay question:

“The population of the world is ageing. Discuss potential problems arising from this situation, and suggest and evaluate possible solutions.”

Think about the topic of the essay and what the question is asking you to do. Can you think of any other questions not listed in the video, that would help you to establish what you already know and what you need to find out about the topic? Share your thoughts in the comment area below.

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