How to write an essay
What we may deem short piece of writing that accounts for a particular subject matter, to someone may seem like a chore or a punishment. Essays can be on academic papers or otherwise and can be quite difficult to write, but why is this the case? Many people consider essay writing as a long tiring process. Well this might be true but how do we write an essay and make it a fun and enjoyable process?
To begin with kick laziness out! With regular practice you can be assured that you will in no time be writing profound essays as you will have gained the essential writing skills. As we know there are many types of essays but there are four broad categories that are more manageable for those who are already scared of the mass! These include narrative essays just as the name suggests in this essay you will “tell us” maybe about personal experience quite easy right? Next another type of essay is the analytical essays which are more of an argumentative essay whereby you are required explain and give proof to support your answer. When your essay requires you to describe we will categorize this under the descriptive essays. Lastly is the expository essay which should be very informative.
All these essays can be given to you by your instructors when they ask you to write a essay do not be afraid but the big question comes. How do you write a good essay? Some must say the word good is relative what is good to you might not be as good to me or even good at all. But this begs the question what is the standard good when it comes to writing an essay?
Tips for Writing an Essay
- You should write a draft which will include the points you are going to write about. Then from there start developing your paragraphs.
- Let the introduction paragraph come first and should contain your thesis statement
- The body should be built using several paragraphs with each point having its own paragraph; you should make sure you have enough content to build up on your word count
- The conclusion paragraph should recap your thesis statement and finally you should proofread your work.
With the entire instructions above put in place, the task of writing an essay should be made easy, to make it easier. Make your ideas to flow and your writing will be easy! You will definitely enjoy writing and so will your instructor when he goes through your work.
Coherence will only be depicted when you use transitional words like, furthermore, to begin with e.t.c. students who engage in a lot of reading will be more comfortable while writing, why do I say this? Well it broadens your vocabulary so engage in a lot of prior reading.
Planning and organization should always be done and you will not be surprised that the next time you write your essay you will write it in 5 minutes! Talking of planning, how do we outline our essays? Why would we outline? Just because you’re holding a pen and have paper or you’ve got your computer in front of you and you have developed your thesis statement, does not mean you are ready to start writing.
Outlining will help you organize your main points logically and structurally. Outlining will also help you manage your time effectively. Many people find that writing their introductory paragraph takes a lot of their time so what I would advice is that you should and write it later after the first draft.
When writing your outline you can write the main points and not necessarily the whole sentence, there are several ways in which you can outline your essay. It is not something that you must do but it shows how organized you are. One of them is linear style- this is whereby your ideas may be put in the order of the most important or major points to the more minor ones. Another is the more jumbled up work, the rough work, it has no organization. This is most preferable to most of us but is not advisable because you might get confused.
You are already done with your outline and you are equipped with the necessary skills; you have come up with a thesis statement. So next is how to write an essay introduction, this is a big deal when it comes to writing an essay. This will probably earn you or deny you the well deserved marks. An interesting introduction that captures the eye is perfect. Make your reader to be glued to your work from the beginning till the end. Your introduction will set the tone, so you pose a question or even use an anecdote, then make your transition to the thesis statement and establish what is coming next.
How would you write a process essay when your teacher asks you to? A process essay either tells the reader how to do something or describes how something is done. You can be asked to describe how to cook hence the cooking process, when writing about Mother Nature for example you will describe how people can stop global warming by not cutting trees. Remember this essay should be as clear as possible because it can be used to help someone. The steps and descriptions should be very clear to the reader.
How do I write a perfect essay? Simple, write and proofread to ensure very minimal grammatical mistakes. This essay will also have the correct format your essay should depict your profound writing skills. How to write essays is very easy, just follow the instructions and be up to date while polishing your writing skills. Always remember to follow instructions.