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Master of Management (Accounting)

Writing tips

Your assessment item =  comprehension of the question
research skills
synthesis of ideas
good writing

A short essay or report is often more difficult to write than a longer piece of work.

Keeping it short calls for you to be concise when determining structure, content and expressing your ideas.

  • identify three (or a defined number of) key points to communicate
  • use two paragraphs to convey each key point
  • then include an introduction and conclusion

A 1,200 word essay structure may look like this:

Introduction    2 paragraph (200 words)
Point One 2 paragraphs
Point One 2 paragraphs
Point One 2 paragraphs
Conclusion 1 paragraph (150 words)

Literature Review Guide

Our Literatue Reviews Guide can help you with your Literature Review.

 Online help for essay writing

Academic Skills 



Style Guide


Faculty of Business & Economics Helpsheets

These are located on the library website


The best way to avoid plagiarism is through good academic writing

Make sure you are familar with the University of Melbourne Academic Misconduct Policy.

Here is a list of resources that explain the facts about plagiarism and how to avoid it by strengthening your writing style.