How to Write an Essay – College Writing Tips

College writing is a challenging course for many new college students. In my experience teaching college writing, I have found a number of key tips very useful for my students. Although every essay writing situation is different, some general principles apply to most every writing problem. Read on to find out how you can write an essay for any college class to get the ‘A’ you want.

The most important thing to note about college writing is the difference between a high school essay and a college level essay. The differences between these two types of essays can be very difficult to understand at first as most college writing classes do not point out them out and often assume that students are already aware of the expectations in college writing.

If you expect to write a good college-level essay, you will need to invest time and effort into the process. Of course, the experiences you had with writing in high school will play a major role in your success (or struggle) in a college writing class. Some of my students come well prepared and have little trouble getting an A on an essay. Other students, unfortunately, are not as prepared and have to work harder to get the grade they want.

Keep these points in mind the next time you get stuck writing your college essay, and you’re bound to have more success!

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