How to create a short powerful Essay or Assignment

Mar 04, 2020

Short essays are very difficult to write, because shorter does not equal “more superficial.” Having a 1000 words essay to write may seems a blessing, but it is not necessarily easier than cracking out a5000 words piece. Here are some easy to follow hints to prepare a powerful short academic piece:

  • Keep in mind the structure of the essay is always the same: introduction, thesis, antithesis, confutation, conclusion;
  • Sources are essential as always, but of course, you are not required to stick 40 references in a two pages long piece. Supporting evidence should be kept to a minimum because your analysis is always more important. This is true also for longer essays, but when you have only a short amount of words,it is even more crucial;
  • Always introduce your thesis early in the piece, ideally in the first or second paragraph: you do not want your reader to find out what you talk about mid-paper!
  • When answering a specific essay question,go straight to the point;
  • Avoid long introductions and conclusions: the shorter the essay, the shorter the parts not dedicated to discussion and analysis;
  • Remember that a short essay is, in essence, the same as a long essay: it just needs to have all the characteristics condensed.

Talking about short essays gives us the opportunity to mention something students, especially undergraduates, fret about all the time: essay length. We all know lecturers like to giveaword range when it comes to the length of their assignments: 3000 to 3500, 1000 to1200 and so on and so forth. The vast majority of students believe that keeping on the higher side of it will give them higher marks: well, that is,quite simply, not always the case. Quality is more important that quantity, so a well structured, intelligent, well written 3000 words essay is much better than a 3500 words one filled with quotes and regurgitated information. Never forget it!

Contact us at UK-Assignments, and let us ease the pressure.

By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. View our Privacy Policy for more information.