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Essays Should Be Concise

English teachers are constantly asking their students to write more. And usually, the more you write, the better your grade.

But now it's time for a paradigm shift—a new way of thinking. Because now you are writing a formal academic essay, and when writing essays, less is often better.

Let me repeat that:

Many students have trouble accepting this shift. All their lives, teachers have praised them for writing lengthy essays. The longer the better! And now, here I am, telling you it's a lie. A good essay does not necessarily need to be short, but it does need to be concise.