Essay Writing in English Guide
On our website, there are varieties of essays to choose from.
Our essays include writing in English for almost all disciplines such as psychology, marketing, the humanities, history essays, and most other fields. All English essays have structural, linguistic, and organizational similarities and characteristics that make them stand out from the rest.
When writing your essay, you should stick to the assigned topic.
Writing an essay in English requires extensive reading and research to collect relevant information. For students who speak English as a second language, writing an essay in English can be extremely difficult.
Your argument must be well-grounded and supported by reliable evidence. You should develop your argument logically. It must flow naturally into a clear summary.
You must show your teacher, professor, or tutor that you have made the best possible essay with the information you had.
When writing your essay in English, you must strive for accuracy, aptness in style, format, and language in your essay. The spelling, grammar, and punctuation must be perfect. Your essay should contain a bibliography, with a reference of all used quotes, charts, diagrams, and tables. Your language shows your proficiency in English and your essay-writing skills.
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Below we offer two examples of thoughtful reflective essays that effectively and substantively capture the author's growth over time at California State University Channel Islands (CI). We suggest that you write your own essay before reading either of these models-then, having completed your first draft, read these over to consider areas in your own background that you have not yet addressed and which may be relevant to your growth as a reader, writer, or thinker.
Any reference to either of these essays must be correctly cited and attributed; failure to do so constitutes plagiarism and will result in a failing grade on the portfolio and possible other serious consequences as stated in the CSUCI Code of Conduct.
View the examples
View Sample Reflective Essay #1
View Sample Reflective Essay #2
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Careers in English and Writing
The English program at California State University Channel Islands prepares students for a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers, including:
- English teacher
- Social media strategist
- Media production (film, TV, internet)
- Print and digital publishing
- Corporate communications
- Foreign service
- Human resources
- Foundations/non-profit management
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