Just how to write an essay for university or college that earns top marks

Just how to write an essay for university or college that earns top marks

Expert tips from an old teaching assistant and part-time professor on writing an ‘A’ paper

In your year that is first of or college, you could start to believe that “A” papers are a bit like unicorns. Do they even exist? I remember feeling so angry and frustrated during first year; I had been an “A” student all through high school but suddenly, I couldn’t score more than a B+ on any one of my written work. What had changed? How can I crack the code?

Now, after a PhD in English and several years of experience grading undergraduate and college papers, I’m here to share with you all the plain things i wish I knew whenever I was starting out.

First, you must know that A’s are attainable—just rare. Some departments have recommended (or even set-in-stone) grade averages: this means that the mark that is average a certain course needs to be, by way of example, a 70. Even without those institutional guidelines or restrictions, A-level grades are supposed to be reserved for a small minority of papers that go above and beyond with regards to of content and execution. In a course of 50, the average professor or teaching assistant will probably award 5 A-range grades, with nearly all of those being A minuses and incredibly few (or maybe zero) As or A-pluses.

So, that if you follow these steps, your marks will materially improve while I can’t promise that these tips will guarantee an A grade, I can assure you. Continue reading “Just how to write an essay for university or college that earns top marks”