Doing Academic Essay Writing the Correct Way

Doing-Academic-Essay-Writing-the-Correct-WayAcademic writing refers to structured research that other scholars have written to be reviewed and assessed by other scholars. Within this context, all university students doing their writing as part of completing their requirements can be considered as academic writers. Students will be assigned a number of writing tasks such as academic essay writing, case study writing, writing reports and writing about the procedure followed in experiments as well as chronicling the results of these experiments. All students, regardless of the degree programme they are pursuing, will encounter academic essay writing tasks along the way. Many of these students especially those who are taking science-related courses are not expert writers. They will need essay writing help in order to produce well-written essays that conform to the high standards of academic essay writing. Below are several characteristics of a successful writer that will help provide essay writing help to students in completing their essay assignments and examinations:

  • Successful academic writers start doing research on their topic and writing early on. In fact, it is advisable to commence the preliminary stages of essay writing as soon as the details of the assignment are given by the professor or tutor. This will ensure that the student’s memory of the lesson related to the essay is still fresh in his or her mind. The student does not wait for the “right time” to begin researching for materials that will be the basis for the discussion in the essay because having this mindset just makes students prone to procrastination. In addition, successful writers are prolific writers because they already like to do writing as a means of self-expression, exploration and discovery.
  • Do not attempt to write an essay in its sequential order (meaning, from beginning to end) unless you are a highly advanced writer. Instead, create an outline first of all the important parts of the essay and then slowly fill these up with relevant content. Do not be concerned first with grammar, spelling or standards as you will have plenty of time to make corrections when you write the actual draft. The point of accomplishing this is to get out all of your creative ideas and record it.
  • Good writers constantly revise their work, as opposed to what some would like to believe that someone who is truly good at what he or she does will not need much practice. Within academic writing, adapting this superior frame of mind will do more harm than good. A true scholar always questions the way things are around him, even those that are already widely established as truths and is always curious. This will reflect in his or her writing. Whenever the writer sees that something does not look write or can still be improved, he or she will not hesitate to make corrections and admit the mistake.



Academic Tone in the Student’s Voice

Academic-Tone-in-the-Student’s-VoiceIt’s never easy to face an enemy, especially if it’s clothed in paper and ink. Yet, when it comes to writing a personal statement, a student is not without defence.

First and foremost, the statement is required to be as genuine as it could possible get. Furthermore, it requires the careful combination of the academic tone with that of your student-voice. How is that possible?

  • Select contents that are academically relevant – subject-based activities or programs you’ve participated, text or reference books you’ve read, special projects you’ve immersed yourself, and so forth.

  • Maintain the ‘student voice’ throughout – mention difficulties you’ve encountered in learning, time management and other such issues prevalent among students like yourself. Don’t forget implicating how you attempted to manage such issues.

  • Stick to assertions that are academically acceptable – this requires an active recognition of your statement’s readers: the admission tutors. Try to picture out what this people expect from the piece before directly writing a personal statement.

  • Maintain a brief discussion for your personal hobbies – it’s easy to get excited when discussing sports or hobbies that you are passionate about. However, it’s not a 100% necessity. Remind yourself that its inclusion is for the sake of implying your conformity to the ‘well-rounded’ student category.

  • Always link commitment to your desired course – this actually translates to picturing out the following imagery: how you will fare as a student, what do you envision to do in line to your course (implying a project or profession, perhaps), and what challenges are you willing to undertake in the name of the course.

  • Communicate your excitement as a learner – higher education is not just about career or prospective internships; it’s much about learning. You’ve been through learning since early child education; how will you convince the reader that you would want to learn more?

This is what writing a personal statement in academic tone and ‘student voice’ is about. Prepare to face the jitters of scribbling a lengthy account of your education by striking at the core: make the first draft and revise at your heart’s content.

Religion Essays: Making it Easy with Just Two

religion-essays-making-it-easy-with-just-twoThe study of religion is ever-so colourful that students themselves find its essays difficult to write. The difficulty lies in the lack of focus. Not focus that implies sitting for hours to tackle one or two essays on religion; but that lack of focus in the topic, due to the topic’s nature.

You see, religion has been well-mixed into people’s culture, in ways people themselves don’t find obvious. To help students work through this, it is important that they stick to these two:

  1. Mind Maps

  2. Hard-core researches

So, what are its promises? The lack of focus can be addressed by constantly reminding yourself that yah, you are going to write about Christianity, Buddhism, and so on – and not about fanatics or relics.

Though, yes, those mentioned stuff is intertwined with religion, you’re required to write about the ‘thought’ or understanding and not necessarily the manifestation.

Now, how does a mind map enter the picture? You wanted to remind yourself, right? While doing the whole research and reading for the religion essays, keep a mind map handy.

Mind maps are visual as much as contextual. Its capability to swiftly remind you of your mission is effective. It is an understated tool, but that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.

Turning to the second suggestion, hard-core research: Why does it have to be ‘hard-core?’ It has to be hard-core to differentiate the ‘other’ types of study that surround the religion studies. Some research studies are better off for other essays, like psychology essays.

To narrow the focus, narrow your choices of research study. Search around the purlieu of religion studies and expect to find and read inputs that will reinforce that so-coveted focus.

You can have it made with these two, mind maps and hard-core researches, so stick with it. If you doubt it, try it. And observe the changes, the positive changes it stores for your essay writing. Revel in the seamlessness of this very conservative system.

It’s actually a system comprising of only two elements. And keeping it few happens to be good for your religion essays.