Essay Writing Tips for University Students in Cameroon

Essay Writing Tips for University Students in Cameroon

Essay writing has become a common and well-known assessment procedure in all fields of study and academic works in all university institutions in Cameroon.

Faced with an essay writing situation in the form of, papers, seminars, and projects at every stage of academic pursuit is unavoidable and a sine qua non.


Much of your university work will be examined through your final year research work, whether it is an essay you prepare on your own time over a period of days or weeks or one you concoct in a two-hour examination hall.


As a result, if you learn how to prepare, understand the fundamentals of essay writing, and also know how to communicate the findings of your research, you will overall improve your research IQ and academic performance.


It is also vital to note that every essay will begin with an introduction and end with a conclusion. The introduction is the attention grabber; a well-written introduction will captivate the reader and keep them reading the essay until the very last word.


The body is a necessary component. It should be written in paragraphs with only one point in each. On the other hand, the conclusion is your final opportunity to make your case; you try to encapsulate while rephrasing the key points from the body in order to persuade your supervisor or readers to agree with you. The conclusion is the Call to Action—either your supervisor gives you a good grade (Pass) or he flings your paper and you fail.


 Essay writing tips that can guarantee you good grades:

Provide enough evidence to support your claims:

It is easy to write what you think, but much more difficult to produce data that supports your argument, so nobody wants to hear what you think unless you have adequate evidence to back up your claims. This necessitates a thorough examination of your positions. Sure, doing so earns you more points.


Do not stray from the subject: It is vital that you write your points in paragraphs and take care not to stray from the subject being discussed and the point you are currently expanding in a paragraph. Keep the topic at the forefront of any point made. Maintain your position and stay on track. You’ll get all of the points if you’re precise.


Be Flexible: Do not be rigid,  or overbearing in your personal beliefs. Allow for the possibility of changing your mind; remember that many people have written about this topic before you and presented evidence to back up their claims. Search for other people’s points of view and their evidence and use them as a foundation to back your own arguments.


Do not rush: Students frequently rush to finish essays in a timely manner, forgetting that it is not how quickly you finish that matters, but how well you wrote the essay. Develop the habit of thinking before you put pen to paper.  Thinking before writing will improve your writing and influence your overall understanding of the essay writing process.


Plagiarism: Do not deceive yourself. Do not plagiarize other people’s work without crediting them. Includes all references use had cited in the body of the essay.


Writing style: Connect your sentences so that it is clear when you are transitioning from one idea to the next. Maintain consistency in your line and spacing. Choose your words wisely. Make sure to dot your i’s and cross your t’s. Your target reader(s) will steer you in the right direction when it comes to shaping your writing language, especially when it comes to not sounding too robotic and formal in presenting your position.


Concluding Remarks

You will be a master of essay writing if you follow the above-mentioned tips carefully.


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