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Academic essay

Academic essay

The academic essay is your chance to provide the selection committee with an insight into the quality of your writing skills.

Depending on the competition, you will need to write one or more academic essays (or submit abstracts of formerly written texts). The topics given are usually connected with the area of study for which you are applying.

Like any other essay-writing, academic essay-writing has certain rules (structure: introduction, body, conclusion) that need to be followed.

Useful advice

  • Make sure your writing is clear and structured
  • Be careful with citations and plagiarism
    • Academic writing usually involves using different resources (reference literature, Internet resources etc.) and citing other people’s works. Your sources must always be clearly stated, and citation rules strictly applied (using quotation marks, inserting footnotes or end-text notes, etc.).
    • Avoid long citations and paraphrasing

Samples of academic essays

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