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Key Writing points in Writing University essays



University level essays are more formal compared to other kinds of essays. University essays give more references, bibliographies, and present more facts compared to other academic essays.



What makes university essays really different? Here are the key points that you must remember in writing university essays:


·         Do not write to impress people. Write to convey clear ideas

University essays follow strict academic criteria of composition. One thing common to all is about writing to convey clear ideas. Some of the writers only write essays just to impress the teacher of what they think about the topic. However, in university essays, the writers must put in mind that professors prefer more logical presentation compared to artistic and wordy ones just to get a good impression.


·         You are not writing poems

Get straight to the point of what you want to talk about. Some writers will just beat around the bush or discuss ideas in circles just to make their essays lengthy. In contrary, university essays must be written briefly telling only the essential facts that the readers must know without other extra burdens around.


·         Do not sound to verbose or formal

University essays are not that strict as what others thought. They may sound humorous too without ruining the serious tone of the essay. This depends on the skill of the writer. Too formal and verbose essays can put your readers to sleep and you do not want to happen this to you. Thus, balance your essay with a good taste of humour or light words.


·         Create connected simple sentences

Long winding sentences are no longer acceptable in writing. Sentences that are lengthy in one glance can discourage your readers. Why do they need to read your essay when all they can see are sentences with lesser or no presence of periods? Your readers will think that they are just stupid enough to read lengthy sentences when there are other essays out there that are far better.



In conclusion, university essays must be written in balance. Serious but not too rigid, formal but not too verbose, and humorous but not too animated. All elements primarily depend on the skill of the writer on how he plays his essay.

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