Writing a good essay: how to make it an easy task?


For some individuals essay writing is easy but for others it may be hard. If you know what you are doing, it can be something that flows very easily. In mostly every class that you take in school and definitely every major, you will have to write an essay. Mastering the skill will be beneficial to your studies.

How do you make it an easy task?


There is a basic format that you can follow to write good essays every time. You can use the basic format for almost every essay that you will be asked to write. Knowing the basic elements of the essay will help you get them done without much effort.

  1. Start with an outline
  2. This is what your third grade teacher made you do that you probably thought was a waste of time. You should write an outline because it will help you organize your ideas. It will help you stay on track and not go on a tangent.

  3. Develop a strong thesis
  4. Your thesis should summarize the entire paper into one or two sentences. It should explain the reasons behind what you are writing. It is very important. Every paper should contain a thesis statement.

  5. Develop an introductory paragraph
  6. The first step in the actual writing process will be to create an introductory paragraph. This paragraph should introduce the topic to your audience by giving some back ground information and explaining any vocabulary that may be specific to the topic. The introduction should be catchy and interesting. You want your reader to continue reading it so you should strive to grab their attention. The last sentence of the introductory paragraph should by your thesis statement.

  7. Work on your body paragraphs
  8. Each of your body paragraphs is designed to state a different reason for proving your thesis. The rule of thumb is to at least have three supporting reasons that you will write three separate paragraphs about each. You can have more than one paragraph for each reason but you should never talk about more than one reason in the same paragraph.

  9. Conclusion
  10. Your conclusion will restate your thesis statement. It should be used to wrap up your topic. The best way to end your paper is to leave your reader with something to think about.

It will become easier and easier with the more essays that you write. You should follow the same format every time so that you get used to doing it and so that every essay that you write is organized and full of solid information.

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