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My name's Dr Nina Lübbren. I'm an art historian and senior lecturer in film studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. On this page, you can find my podcasts on how to write a university essay. You will learn to construct an argument and research your topic. My talks use film and art as examples but are relevant for students in all of the arts and humanities). Enjoy the podcasts! If you do, let me know via feedback: thanks! :-)

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This segment gives you ideas on how to research your undergraduate student essay, in particular on how to find literature. Basic tips for art history and film studies but applicable to all humanities. Hints on how to use websites. How... more

How to adduce evidence. Two types of evidence: text references and examples/comparisons, based on your own observation and analysis. Vocab to avoid (e.g. 'I feel', 'in my opinion'), and why. How to use quotations.

How to construct an argument. How to use paragraphs as building blocks for your argument. The 'yes but' approach. Focussing on the question. Basic tips for university students on how to write academic essays in the humanities.... more

Basic tips for university students on how to formulate the introduction and the conclusion to an academic essay. Includes 'basic introduction template'.

This is a first test show. It's about Sidney Nolan's painting 'Ned Kelly' (1946), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (enamel on composition board, 90.8 x 121.5 cm). You can view the picture at... more
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