In academic writing, you will often have to write a discursive essay. This type of essay presents a balance of views, both for and against an argument. It is therefore important that your writing is well structured and uses appropriate language. This sample essay about the value of lectures in higher education shows you how to plan and write a discursive essay.
“The traditional lecture is neither appropriate nor effective as a medium of instruction in today’s tertiary educational environment.” Write a discursive essay of about 750 words. Aim to make your essay interesting and original.