Write clearly

At university it is important to convey your meaning with clarity. Your main point should be understood by any reader, even if English is not their first language or if they are not a specialist in the discipline.

To write clearly, you need to understand that your readers cannot see inside your mind. In order to convey your point clearly, you need to help your readers find it in your sentences, paragraphs, and the entire text. You also need to guide your readers through signposting. Above all, you need to make sure that your main point or what you mean to express is actually expressed in your writing.

To achieve clarity in your writing, you need to be able to:

  • Express what you really mean
  • Write clear sentences
  • Build clear paragraphs
  • Signpost to guide your readers