Thursday, July 11, 2013

Essay Writing Tip #4: Don’t feel strictly tied to prompts.

Even though we work hard to create our essay prompts, they merely serve as jumping off points. If you feel so inspired, allow your creativity and frenzied fingers to take you where they may. At the end of the day, we want to read an interesting essay and if it strays in a slightly different direction from the rest of them, that’s perfectly fine with us. In fact, we love to see diversity.

However, while we want to know that you can take something and make it your own, we also want to know that you can stay on topic without rambling. It’s one thing to be creative and add your own flavor to a prompt, but it’s another to write entirely off-topic. Find a happy medium! If we’re talking poetry here... follow Robert Frost’s advice and take the road less traveled.

We’re still looking for more awesome essay advice, so please Tweet at us with the hashtag #UNCessays with your best!