Writing in college differs greatly from writing in high school. The standards are much higher as well as the expectations. This in turn leads to changing the habits or personal characteristics of oneself. Upon entering college, one should be mature enough to understand what is expected and what should be done. Reading and writing skills need to above average to be very successful in college writing. Writers need to have the ability to adapt and change their tone depending on what is expected. The writing cannot be spur of the moment or hastily done. Planning and preparation should be done in advance of all due dates. Writers should understand their audience and have a goal in their writing.
Writers should exhibit and explore moods. Readers enjoy being a part of something and when a writer opens up or expresses the situation, the more interest is sparked.
Get to the point:
No matter what the topic is that is being assigned or addressed, the writer needs to be able to construe their point. The writer needs to state the most important thing he/she wants to say. (Ex. I want to explain/ prove/show/argue/tell whatever the point).
In order for one to gain respect, one must also give respect. Writers should be respectful of a series of things including but not limited to: deadlines, correct grammar/spelling, others criticism, others opinions or beliefs.
College writers should not be afraid to explore. There is a vast world waiting to be found by those brave enough to try.