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    Question Difference between a blog and an essay

    Hello, Teachers.

    Could you please highlight what are the differences among a blog, a general essay, and an academic essay?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Difference between a blog and an essay

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    I think an essay written in class and an essay published on a wordpress weblog have different grammar. How do I differentiate both of them?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Difference between a blog and an essay

    What exactly are you trying to do/accomplish?

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    Re: Difference between a blog and an essay

    I think I am confused with blogging and academic essay writing. An academic essay wants me to write complex sentences with difficult words whereas a blog needs to be easier to reader containing almost no adverb and passive voice.

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    Re: Difference between a blog and an essay

    An academic essay is a formal and highly structured text. It needn't be overly complicated or use complex sentences. A blog (the word is derived from "Web" + "log") is an online version of a diary/journal. Blogs are, typically, not as formal as essays, and may be focused on a particular topic or point of interest.

    Take a look at my response in the thread below for some useful info on essay structure.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...sity-Education

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    Re: Difference between a blog and an essay

    It all depends on who you are writing to. If you are writing on your blog to a group of academics, of course you need to be accurate with your spellings and grammatical structures. If you are writing to your friends, a mistake here and there won't likely hinder their ability to understand your blogs. The same goes with writing an essay. Though you usually write an essay in the context of academia. But if you write an essay just to express your opinion in the school newspapers, you don't need to be overly formal. You can use slang and idioms more frequently.

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    Re: Difference between a blog and an essay

    This is indeed very helpful, andrewg927. You clearly separated the main differences.
    You can do anything! Just get up and do it, everything will follow along.

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    Re: Difference between a blog and an essay

    Blogs are often much closer to spoken language, like the language on a forum. People use contractions, etc, and are often typing in what they would say. This wouldn't work in an academic context.

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    Re: Difference between a blog and an essay

    Quote Originally Posted by bozdar View Post

    Could you please highlight what are the differences among between a blog, a general essay, and an academic essay?
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