Essay One Word count: 2000 words Weighting: 40%. Essay Question: ‘What changes could be made to British society today to ensure a healthier population in 2020? Essay check list Work through this check list before you submit your essay. If you answer ‘no’ to any question, then go back and do further work on the essay until you can answer ‘yes.’ Question Yes No Have you answered the question? Have you thoroughly researched the topic? Have you referred to appropriate academic sources as part of your research? Have you carefully planned the essay? Have you given the essay a clear structure? Does it have an introduction, body and conclusion? Have you presented a strong and consistent argument? Is this supported with empirical evidence? Have you added something novel or new? For example, a new interpretation or some new insights. Have you included some comparative or contextual analysis? Have you expressed your ideas well? Is the essay carefully proof-read to avoid errors, inaccuracies and inconsistencies? Is the essay written without spelling, punctuation and grammar errors? Have you included any tables, graphs, diagrams or photos? Are these correctly labelled? Have you given the essay an appropriate title? Have you included ‘in-text’ references throughout and a bibliography/ reference list at the end? Is the essay well presented? For example using 12 point font, double spaced, and single sided? Have you numbered the pages and provided a word count?