Explain Argue Discuss: Writing for Essays and Exams

By Mary Kalantzis and Peter Wignell.

Published by Books on Writing


What is an essay question really looking for? And how do you deliver it? An exploration of the structure of different kinds of essay.

Prof. Mary Kalantzis

Mary Kalantzis is an Innovation Research Professor at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and is President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education. She was a part time Commissioner of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission from 1994 to 1997 and Chair of the Queensland Ethnic Affairs Ministerial Advisory Committee from 1995 to 1997. Her publications include co-authorship of Minority Languages and Dominant Culture with Cope and Slade (Falmer Press, London, 1989); Cultures of Schooling: Pedagogies for Cultural Difference and Social Access with Cope, Noble and Poynting (Falmer Press, London, 1990); and Productive Diversity (Pluto Press, Sydney, 1997). Her latest books are an edited collection, with Bill Cope, based on the work of the New London Group, Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures (Routledge, London, 2000) and A Place in the Sun: Re-creating the Australian Way of Life (Harper Collins, Sydney, 2000). Top

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