And on that note, make sure you're citing your sources properly.
Academic writing is all about factual support; even if you thought of an idea independently, if one of your reference materials says the same thing, .
No matter what the topic is, you will see similarities between your writing tasks and these model essays.
This is because many features of writing are common across subject areas. Law, Economics, Psychology and others), it is very useful to find subject-specific essay models as you can use these to work out the ‘peculiarities’ of writing for that subject area.
The weight of evidence, however, supports the writing of assignment essays for student assessment because this approach has such positive and proven effects for improved student learning.
The following exercise helps you to get started with developing your ‘read the writer’ skills.Make your arguments clear and your supportive evidence precise. Everyone knows you didn't write the books on forensic geology in the 1800s or social dichotomies in British colonial India.Assert your points with confidence but back them up with authoritative sources.To conclude, it seems that assignment essays continue to have a prominent role in tertiary education as an assessment tool. This is mainly because they are very effective in developing knowledge and writing skills for subject areas. As an assessment tool, assignment essays have some disadvantages for lecturers and students. It has been found that assignment essays consume a great deal of staff time and money to mark and student time to prepare (Sankey & Liger, 2005, p. A consequence of these problems is that feedback to students is frequently delayed, and this is much less useful to students than rapid feedback (p. It is partly because of these disadvantages of time and expense that other assessments such as multiple-choice tests and short answer questions have an enduring place in the tertiary learning environment. Journal of Research in University Education, 9(2), 114-125. Also, assignment essays can be less stressful than examinations as they allow students to show their understanding of content in less pressured circumstances. On the other hand, the time consuming nature of writing and marking essays points to some disadvantages that also need to be considered. Linking teaching, learning and succeeding in higher education. My head swam with warnings from my high school teachers, who had prophesied doom from behind their cluttered desks: "You can't write like you're in high school once you reach university. You just have to deal with it and move on." I followed writing that essay with a nap that bordered on a full two-day sleep and a celebratory Chinese takeout feast washed down with Pepto-Bismol. Freshman papers serve to show your professors that you can , that you can follow instructions correctly, conduct intelligent research, draw your own conclusions (but not make the mistake of thinking your ideas are NEW), and use logic when constructing your essay.Getting over that first essay hurdle is less of an obstacle than you might think. Nothing will frustrate your grader faster than a vague thesis and rambling points.