Here are a few reasons why you might have to shorten an essay.
- When you have a word or page limit for the assignment or publication.
- When your essay includes irrelevant or redundant information, that does not affect the quality or clarity of the writing.
- When your essay is too long, you must condense it to meet the desired length or improve readability.
- When your essay includes a long quote or citation that you can shorten without it losing its meaning or context.