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From Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write a First-Class Essay

From_Confusion_to_Co_Cover_for_KindleBy Vlad Mackevic

Why do you need to read this book?

Because you are at university. Because you are a student. Because you have to write an academic assignment. It’s as simple as that.

Making a transition from college or sixth form to university is not easy – and academic writing with its complexities, multiple rules and requirements is definitely not helping. Essay titles can sometimes seem as cryptic as coded messages from the Second World War. You are constantly told to be more critical, but nobody bothers to explain what critical writing actually is. And all that referencing with its picky rules! Why does every lecturer demand that you know everything? 

In this book, Vlad Mackevic, a First Class graduate, shares his experience acquired during his time at university. Vlad has worked as an academic writing mentor for three years, teaching students essay writing skills. He has also published three papers in an undergraduate research journal. Now he decided to share his experience with you.

This book will help you answer the following questions:

  • How to answer absolutely any essay (and exam) question?
  • How to create an easy-to-answer essay question for a free topic assignment?
  • How to be critical? And what does that even mean?
  • Why do I need to write my introduction at the end?
  • How to make the research process as efficient as possible?
  • How to reference?

Enjoy reading and writing!


By Vlad Mackevic

Universities offer so much! You just need to know where to go to find it!

2012 is a tough year for both who are just starting university and those about to graduate. Jobs are scarce, competition is immense. All employers demand work experience, but where to get it? How to stand out and be better than that other guy (girl) who will also get a 2:1?

The answer is: take the bull by the horns! Gone are the times when it was enough to be a graduate to land a good job. Much more is needed now. Moreover, with such tuition fees as they are, it’s important to ensure that the students are getting their money’s worth from university!

This book provides answers to all the burning questions. It teaches you how to:

  • Make the most of your time at university;
  • Gain work experience without ever leaving the campus;
  • Take hold of your professional and social life and stand out right from the start;
  • Acquire the skills that are essential at every workplace and present them on your CV with maximum effect;
  • Create a community of fans, friends, clients and supporters around you as a professional from the first days of the first year;
  • Get your money’s worth out of each day of your university experience.

A must for every student!

1. How to obtain the books?

Both books can be obtained from starting from October 2012.

!!! Please note that the official launch is scheduled for December 2012 !!! The links to the books are temporarily inactive.

Paperback Edition

From Confusion to Conclusion, or How to Write a First-Class Essay


Kindle Edition

From Confusion to Conclusion, or How to Write a First-Class Essay


2. What if I don’t own a Kindle?

This is not a problem. You can download FREE applications for reading Kindle eBooks and install them on your PC, laptop, any Apple product (Mac, iPad or iPhone), Android or Blackberry.

Click here to download an application for your device!

Enjoy reading – and make the most of your university experience!

Vlad Mackevic

P.S. If you wish to download my FREE eBook on CV writing, please follow this link.


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