The Importance of Writing
Academic writing refers to writing produced in a college environment. Writing is one of the key skills all successful students must acquire.
Successful academic writing starts with recognizing what the instructor is requesting.
You should engage in critical thinking and decide for yourself what you are saying and how to say it.
Produce a first draft and review it for errors, then rewrite it and present your paper in a professional way.
The Writing Process
There are three stages in the writing process:
Preparing, Writing the draft and Revising and editing.
Revision rather than correction is what you should be focusing on.
Most colleges provide resources that can help you from the early stages of an assignment through to the completion of an essay.
Writing Web sites and handbooks can help you along every step of the way.
Writing for College Classes
The best writers of in-class essays bring as much of the writing process as they can into an essay exam situation.
Use a consistent approach.
Good essay answers are based on your thoughts, supported by examples.
For group projects define everyone’s role.
To succeed in online writing, apply the same writing process as with an essay or paper for any other course.
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