You may have the best essay writing ideas but if you need to improve your essay writing style, this article is for you. I used Dickens in the headline because he is one of the best (if not the best) writers of all time. He’s writing style seems solid and there really is not much I could fault him on. If you want to improve your essay writing skills to achieve a higher grade, start applying these tips in your next essay.
Say it only once
When you read the first draft of your essay, make sure that you are not repeating the same things throughout your work. There is no reason to say something again once it’s been said. You might get deductions in your score if you do this. Know how to reword an essay so even if you are practically stating the same point, it does not come across that way.
Give your essay life
One of the biggest mistakes I see is when people try to sound too professional in their writing. Yes, you are providing information, but write as you speak. Give your essay life by writing like a real human and not like a robot. Do not be afraid to express yourself and show your personality through your words. The person reading your essay will more likely relate and connect with you if you allow your writing to show them who you are.
Improve your language skills
There is something disappointing when you read an amazing essay but there are grammar mistakes and spelling errors. Run your essay through a grammar and spelling checker to make sure you eliminate all those mistakes. With all the programs out there, any excuse with regards to this will be unnecessary. You want to give yourself the best chance at receiving a high score so go the extra mile and make sure your spelling and grammar is on point
Your essay should be your own writing and style and not directly copied from anywhere. You will be doing research for your essay but you have to reword sentences to avoid plagiarism. Many schools have software where your essay will be evaluated for plagiarism. Avoid this by citing every fact and having proper references for any information you found during your research process.
Proofread and edit
Everyone should always proofread their work before submitting. If you feel like you are being too biased and cannot see anything wrong with your work, ask a friend or family member to check it for you. They might be able to pick up on little mistakes that your eyes could easily miss. Everyone has their own unique writing style so keep that in mind when someone is reading your work and making suggestions. You can then decide to go with their suggestions or just leave your work as is if you are confident that it is correct.
There are many different writing styles out there and this is what makes every writer unique. You do not necessarily have to become Dickens to write great content, but you can take a page from his book (no pun intended) and apply some of the styles he use. When doing your next essay, try and go the extra mile and not rush it. Allow yourself enough time to do a great job and make your essay start out. Do not procrastinate and try and do everything at the last minute. Every essay is a reflection of who you are and let that reflection be a good one.
Sofy Alan is a content manager. Her hobby is writing guest posts about tips for applicants. Her life credo is “If you wish to be a writer, write”. She enjoy her life but in future she dreams of becoming big-name writer and blogger.