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Title: ESSAY WRITING TIPS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS


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ESSAY WRITING TIPS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
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  • Essay writing is a major component of the
    university academic curriculum for many programs.
    It can also be pretty daunting for anyone who has
    never written an essay for university. Get off to
    the best possible start or improve upon your
    existing writing skills with these tips.

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  • Plan Your Paper
  • If youre going to write a successful essay, you
    need to understand the topic and create a good
    plan. Good planning includes effective
    time-management, essay mapping, and goal
    completion. First, create a schedule and stick to
    it. Next, map out the steps for completing your
    paper.

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  • For example, the first step should be to choose
    a topic. Additional, important steps should be
  • Do some research
  • Take notes from the research on your essay topic
  • Create an outline

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  • Write your first draft
  • Submit the first draft to a writing centre,
    professor, or your peers for feedback
  • Use feedback to complete your final draft
  • Proofread before turning in the paper

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  • While mapping your essay is important, you
    should also take note of and meet any
    milestones/deadlines set by your professor. These
    milestones will also help with essay planning and
    time management.

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  • However, setting your own milestones and/or
    goals could boost your confidence and
    performance. Mark these goals off as you complete
    them. The final step in a successful
    essay-writing plan is simply to turn in the paper
    on time.

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  • Show Your Critical Thinking Skills
  • Unbeknownst to most university students, the
    true purpose of essay writing is to test and
    enhance critical thinking skills. Of course,
    essays can also be an expression of students
    general knowledge, understanding in certain
    areas, and learned skills.

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  • However, blatant critical thought and analysis
    may be the greatest testament to what a student
    knows and has learned. Critical thinking can also
    be the difference between an average essay and an
    excellent one. If you want yours to stand out,
    engage with the theories and arguments you
    present, provide an academic and intelligent
    analysis dont just repeat other authors
    points and thoughts or information from your
    research.

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  • Understand the Topic
  • Not understanding the essay topic is actually
    the top reason why students receive failing
    grades on essay assignments. Before starting your
    paper, make sure you understand the topic or
    research questions, as well as your professors
    expectations for the paper. If youre unsure,
    then ask questions even the simple ones.

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  • It can be extremely helpful to simply ask what
    you should do on the paper. This will help you
    decide what and how much to research. Remember
    that some essay assignments require more in-depth
    research and analysis than others. However, make
    sure you perform targeted, concise research that
    thoroughly covers your essay topic or questions.

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  • Think of the process as similar to what you'd do
    when looking for the best student housing Ottawa
    has to offer. Your search should be as narrow as
    possible and be based on your needs and
    pre-determined criteria. And the more you know
    about what you're looking for, the better the
    results. This applies to writing a great essay
    and finding great housing!

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  • Build a Solid Structure
  • An essay that flows well is easier to read and
    follow. It also aids in conveying your messages
    throughout the paper. So, make sure your essays
    always have a logical structure. The most basic
    structure, includes

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  • An introduction, stating your hypothesis or the
    main ideas of your essay
  • A body, presenting your main points or
    arguments
  • A conclusion, summarizing the main points
    covered in the essay and presenting any
    reflection on them

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  • To ensure your paper follows this basic
    structure, just create an outline to use as a
    guide. This will also help you create a focused
    argument or story arc. Furthermore, a strong
    structure can ensure your paper stays on track
    and only covers points relevant to the essay
    topic.

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  • Additionally, the order of your paragraphs
    should make the paper cohesive and comprehensive.
    Just remember to use logical transitions between
    the main points and paragraphs and reorder them
    as needed. Good luck!
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