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10 Tips and Tricks for Essay Writing

Writing essay could be boring and a tedious job especially if the person is not a writer by nature. But if you are a student you cannot avoid assignments which involve essay writing in the course. If you are not a natural writer then it is obvious you would not like the prospect of writing an essay as it requires for you to understand and think about the topic, research on it and gather facts and figures and based on them pen down an essay with clear and respectful language.

By now you must be saying, ‘Whoa!! That is overwhelming!!’. But trust me it is not. Writing an effective essay can help you get good grades at school and many times it can be your entry pass to a school based language program. And anyways, the ability to write effectively is vital to confirm success in school as well as in the future.

Let me help you with some tips and tricks that can bring about a change in your perception of writing an essay:


1. Early start:

Don’t wait for the last few days before submission of the essay to start your work on it. You can form an idea in your mind about the topic of the essay and the areas which you would like to research about. This is the planning stage of the essay and the earlier you plan the easier will your job become. Divide your days until submission for every aspect of the essay. That way you can allot ample time to each and every aspect and make sure that it comes out perfect.

2. Know your topic:

If given a choice, choose the topic that interests you and which is to your liking, that way writing about it could be easy and fun for you. But if not, then it is very important for you to understand the basic theme of the topic. This will help you prepare the content and research material for the essay.

3. Take the help of other essays:

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If you are novice in the field of essay writing, you may have confusion regarding where to start from i.e. the introduction, what and how to research, which part of the research should make it to your content etc. You can always buy college essay and take pointers on the writing style and flow of the essay.

4. Avoid plagiarism:

When I said earlier that you can refer to other similar essays it does not mean that you can copy the content of the essay. Use of plagiarized content can be a big turn off for your readers. Stick to the facts but keep your content unique. If the essay requires the use of somebody else’s words quote them as citations to avoid plagiarism. You can also make use of applications which are used as plagiarism checkers on the internet. Run your essays in the application and you can immediately come to know which part of your essay has plagiarized content which you can change accordingly.

5. Prepare outline:

Don’t ever try to write a fair essay straight away. Always prepare an outline of the content you want to include in the essay. On the contrary, I would suggest drafting multiple outlines and see which works the best for you. An outline works as the skeleton of the essay. It gives you an overall idea about the content and flow of the essay. Once your outline is ready, you can work on the details that make up a complete essay. For that you need to understand the priority of the relevant points according to their importance and then list them.

6. Bifurcating the body of the essay:

A normal essay can be bifurcated in 3 parts i.e.

The introduction:

This is the part of the essay that would introduce your topic to your readers. The introduction will lead the way towards further description and information of your topic. Mention your researches and citations if any in this paragraph. The introduction is judged by the readers and then they decide whether they will find the essay interesting or not. In other words, the introduction is the tone setter for the entire essay.

7. The main body:

This paragraph is made up of content that describes the points mentioned in the introduction in detail. Allot small paragraph to describe a single point in detail but don’t overdo it. Useless information may come across as an impression that the writer is an amateur.

8. The conclusion:

Here, you can provide a brief summary of the whole essay. Remember, when a reader reaches the conclusion part he has already read the essay. So you do not need to further elaborate any part of the essay. Just keep it short and sweet. The tone of the conclusion should compel the reader to agree with your point of view of the essay.

9. Clear and concise content:

An essay attracts the reader when the content is clear and to the point and not when it just goes on and on and on about a single point. Your idea and thoughts should be understood by the reader through content that does not have convoluted language which can confuse the reader. Give a clear explanation of the point you are detailing even if you feel that the point is self explanatory.

10. Check the essay:

Before submission of the essay make sure to check and recheck your content critically. Look for spelling and punctuation mistakes and correct them immediately if any.

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