It reminds the reader of the strengths of the argument: that is, it reiterates the most important evidence supporting the argument. It involves “consciously thinking about and analysing what one has done (or is doing)” and uses the first person (Bolton 2005). These elements influence the style and tone of your writing. Report writing at university Assignment writing at university frequently involves the writing of essays and reports.

An essay at university assesses how well you can convincingly articulate and develop an argument through deep engagement with the subject content. The conclusion of the essay The function of the essay's Conclusion is to restate the main argument. How do you do this within the framework of an essay's general structure of Introduction, Body, Conclusion ? © Copyright 2000 Comments and questions should be directed An essay is a coherent text that presents an argument in response to a question. In order for your essay to be convincing and make sense, it needs to be presented inside a well structured piece of writing. In any type of writing or presentation you need to consider the institutional context (the university), and your audience (who will be reading your essay). Reflective writing differs from other kinds of university writing that you may be more familiar with. the final, another, a further. In most instances your writing should be formal and typically objective. Explained simply, these two text types, or ‘genres’, differ in that in a repor t the information is organised into sections with headings, while an essay’s focus is On the lands that we study, we walk, and we live, we acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians and cultural knowledge holders of these lands. 1 This essay has been adapted from material developed by R. Woodward-Kron, E. Thomson & J. Meek (2000) Academic Writing: a language based guide (CD-ROM), University of Wollongong In each of these paragraphs several words are written in coloured type, eg.