Here’s your first college quiz:
Question: What is the single most important skill that you must develop and refine to give yourself the best shot at success in college?
Answer: Writing well!
Every single course you take in college is going to require strong writing skills. That’s right--you shouldn’t be at all surprised to find essay exam questions on your math and science midterms. No matter what degree program you choose, you will find that good writing skills are absolutely essential in college.
If you really want to give yourself a jump start in college, review these ten quick tips for improving your writing. Whether you’re writing a brief essay on algebra functions or an extended thesis on the Cold War, the very same principles apply when it comes to sound writing: lead with your main idea, vary your sentence types, and cut the clutter!