TOP TIPS in Writing an Essay

Hi Everyone!

Here I am going to share my top tips in writing an essay as I promised. I follow these tips every time I write a paragraph and hopefully this is going to be helpful because I know that writing an academic piece is unnatural thing to do and not easy~ *experiencing myself*

Each of paragraph in your essay MUST CONTAIN - PEEL!

Point - You have to make your argument or point which is usually located in the first sentence of a paragraph (except for introduction- where you put your argument at the end of paragraph)

Evidences - THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Remember that evidences are countless BUT you need to choose evidences that explicitly supporting your arguments (Don’t forget REFERENCE it! and QUOTATION MARKS)

Examples - Giving examples and illustrations is a helpful way to send your point across to the readers and markers. So, they know that you are fully understand with the concept.

Link - This is a point where people is most likely to miss. The last part in your paragraph needs to link back to your main argument. This is a way to remind the readers what is going on in your piece of writing so, the will not get confused and lost while reading.

Now, let’s get start it!

Decides your argument - Collect the information and references - START WRITING!! (I hope you get a high grade by following these all tips)

Good Luck,

-Khoirun Mumpuni


Greetings from a Hancock Library -ANU, I am writing this to share some tips about being a first year student that I got from a married couple who both are very academics and knowledgable in their areas of expertise.

Here are some tips:


Don’t put off your works, you only have limited time.


When you first get your syllabus; don’t just put it in your bag but start planning! on what you are going to write for your final assignment.


It is very important to know your lecture: the way they think and what his/her favourite reference. So you can get your major reference from their favourite writers so hopefully you can get High Distinction (HD) easily!


Reading can be overwhelming for some people. So, be smart and be selective. Focus on what you want to write and stick to it.


Once again, is true that you need to explore your studies to get the general idea of what you wanna do in the future and find your interest. But, don’t do it too much it can make you confuse and inconsistent (in doing your assignment mean).


Be selective with whom do you wanna do lab or project because at the end the result of a group work can impact your owm performance. Get different people to be in the group. For Undergraduate students it’s safe to go with women because they are usually are hard working. Men in the first year sometimes are unreliable. (am sorry if I offend anyone- I didn’t mean to).

Those are just some tips. Get going with your classes! Good Luck! :D

-Khoirun Nisa’ Sri Mumpuni

No changes in behaviour or technology can save us unless we can achieve control over the size of human population

Paul Ehrilch (Population Bomb, 1969)

Hola! This is a very quick update from me (as requested) who is busy doing my first assessment on sustainable development in response to Paul Ehrlich’s interview. Wish me luck!

I will soon also update some photos and stories during my winter break in Indonesia! *gotta go to work now, got 6 hours shift today* #needmanysobadly


Khoirun Mumpuni