How to Write an Essay
From HowiwHow to Write an Essay. How the heck do you write an essay? What's included? What's the Basics Rules? This article will teach you to Write an Essay Yourself, With its simple steps.
- Pick a topic. Often this will be decided for you, but if not, try to choose something you're interested in. It will make the essay easier to write.
- Gather your information. Your essay can't go anywhere if there are no true or interesting facts.
- Plan your essay before starting. Use an outline to organize your research and writing by headings and sub-headings. But, do not include headings and sub-headings in your actual essay; it should be free flowing. Research reports, however, may have sections or sub-headings.
- Start with introducing your topic and explaining what it is going to be about. Do not use stylistically weak, hackneyed expressions such as, “This essay is about...”, or “The topic of this essay is...”. They are considered poor style, dull and boring. Never, ever state, “I will now show that
- Assume your reader knows nothing about the topic. (Assume your audience is, more or less, ignorant). Comprehensively explain all ideas that are not common knowledge. Do not get bogged down in writing excessive background information or otherwise ramble off topic; it is considered essay ‘padding’.
- Make the body 3 paragraphs. In the first one, you say your strongest point, argument, or opinion, etc.
- The second paragraph should be a little bit less broad. It should include small details, not so strong opinion, argument, or point, etc.
- The third paragraph should be make your final points emphatically.
- Conclude your essay. Explain what you just wrote. Example: That was my essay on _____________. and expand a little on it. And wrap it up! Make sure your conclusions are based on evidence--thesis support - provided in your essay. Never introduce new arguments in the conclusion; you should summarize the hypotheses already presented and, perhaps, leave the reader with a thought-provoking idea or quotation.
- After you've written your first draft, read through your essay from start to finish to see how your essay flows. For now, don't worry about typos or grammatical errors; underline them so you can go back and fix them later.
- Rewrite your introduction after you have finished writing your essay. Sometimes the paper you write is not the essay you originally planned. It is difficult to accomplish all that one sets out to in a research paper. So, make revisions to the introduction and tailor it to the essay you did write. Some people leave writing the introduction to the end, which is a good idea.
- Make a title page and number pages from p.2 onwards. Standard title pages should include your essay title and the following: Essay presented to (name of teacher)for the course (course code and title) by (your name )at (name of school) on (date).
Things You'll Need
- Paper, pencil, eraser, etc. or computer, paper, printer, etc.
- thesaurus, dictionary (optional).
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