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BSN Writing Tutorial: General Overview of Developing an Essay

This guide is intended to assist the BSN student with writing throughout the program.

Developing an Essay

Many students struggle with how to begin and/or organize an essay.  Select the link below to help you get started on the basics of writing an essay.

Types of Essays

There are several different types of essays that you may be asked to write.  The most common types of essays required in the BSN program are:

  • Classification/Division
  • Illustration
  • Process

The web-link below provides information on how to structure these types of essays and others.

Writing a Research Paper

In your upper level BSN courses, you may be asked to write a research paper.  Research papers require more time and organization to develop than an essay.  If it has been a while since you have written a research paper, you may find the following link helpful.  It will walk you through the process of writing a research paper from start to finish.