College Writing 101

After graduating high school, students are faced with a barrage of questions.

  • What’s your plan?
  • Are you going to college?
  • Where are you going?
  • What’s you major?
  • What’s your passion?

Not only are students expected to know the answers to all of these questions, but they also need to perform academically.

Writing is one of the subjects with which high-school students struggle most. This makes the high school to college transition all the more difficult because colleges and universities often emphasize writing skills at much higher degrees than do high schools.

That’s why I made the College Writing 101 section of Enhance My Writing: to help bridge the gap between high-school and college writing.

Here, you will find articles on any number of topics that students are expected to familiarize themselves with upon entering college and during their time at college. My emphasis is undergraduate college writing, but you might see some graduate level writing topics as well.

Over time, I will be expanding this section, so if you don’t see a particular topic now, it may be added in the future.

Article Topics:

How to Write a College Application Essay: How can you set yourself apart in the college admission’s process? This article covers how to approach the application essay.

How to Write a College Scholarship Essay: How can you write unique scholarship essays that maximize your chances for success? This article details scholarship essay writing: the structure, topics, and tone your essay should take.

How to Write a Professional E-mail: E-mails are the primary method of communication in business and in college among students and professors. In order to succeed, you will need a foundation in the modern professional email.

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation: Are you a student who needs a letter from a professor? Are you a professor looking for tips to help a student? This articles outlines the best practices for writing a letter of recommendation.

How to Write an Undergraduate Dissertation: You can set yourself apart from other students by opting to write an undergraduate dissertation. Here are some tips to aid you in your journey.

How to Pick a School: Picking a school is one of the most important parts of college–and it happens before you even start! What are the best colleges for an aspiring author? We have outlined 10 excellent schools and their programs.

How to Write a Book Report: While the term “book report” itself might remind you of elementary school, you will likely encounter such a task in college, especially in freshman and sophomore years. Book or essay summaries are quite common.