Writing Essays: A Guide A comprehensive guide to essay writing covering all the stages of the essay development process. It was written for students by Dr David Kennedy. Alex Essay Writing Tool A step-by-step guide to the process of writing an essay, with videos, tasks and tips; also available as an app. It was written by Dr Anna Barker and developed with Dr Andrew Bingham. The Dissertation Guide This resource gives support and guidance on the process of writing a dissertation or thesis. It was developed by Andrew Ward and Peter Wood.