Get rid of extra words and phrases, use clear constructions and stick to the point.
A thesis statement is an important part of introduction and the essay in general, so it should never be neglected.
This is why you should use transitions – the phrases that help to connect each idea with the previous one, serving like bridges between paragraphs.
Examples of phrases you can use for transitions include: Any example you use – from literature, scientific work, etc. Only examples from your own experience do not have to be cited.
What’s more, complicated sentences increase the risk of grammar errors and stylistic mistakes.
Famous writers, like Hemingway or Fitzgerald, wrote simply and that didn’t make their writing any worse.
When writing literary reviews or essays based on literary works it is advisable to use present tense – historical present or narrative present, as it is called.
It makes the storytelling more engaging and real, increasing the feeling of presence.
You should show that your vocabulary has progressed since high school.
That means using advanced vocabulary and replacing ‘good’ and ‘nice’ with more appropriate synonyms to reflect the shades of meaning. No matter how much you want to ‘go with the flow’ and write whatever your inspiration dictates, you should remember you are writing an academic assignment and, as long as it has a prompt, you should stick to it.