10 Ideas That Will Help You Write A Strong Essay

  1. Start Simple
  2. The best essays have a clear objective; once you know where you are going, then it is easy to guide the reader in the same direction. An essay is, essentially, about taking your reader on a journey.

  3. Always Keep the Title in Mind
  4. By keeping the question and title in mind, much like a road map, or a set of directions, you can ensure that you take the most efficient route to you goal.

  5. Your Essay is Not a Discussion, But an Argument
  6. An essay is a way of telling somebody something that you think that they should know, but you need to demonstrate and convince them, rather than simply discussing interesting aspects.

  7. Keep Your Audience in Mind
  8. When writing an essay you must know who you are talking to, and how much you can expect your reader to already understand about your subject. Do not assume anything!

  9. Read Your Work as if You Yourself Needed Convincing
  10. You, the author, already know what you want to say, but that should not blind you to the fact that the reader does not know this.

  11. Structure Every Paragraph
  12. Each paragraph in your essay should be a point in your argument, building on and developing as you move from start to finish.

  13. Write a Provisional Introduction
  14. You cannot introduce something that is not there, so you must, before you begin your essay, write an intro for your guide, but, once the essay is complete, you must rewrite it.

  15. Have a Clear Conclusion in Mind
  16. As with an introduction, a conclusion will need to be rewritten at the end. But you should always have an end goal clearly in sight, so you do not lead your reader astray.

  17. Get a classmate to Read Your Essay
  18. There comes a point when you can no longer read your own work, because you become too close to it, and the argument is already in your mind. Another person can give you the reader’s perspective on your work.

  19. Never Leave Obvious Mistakes
  20. Sometimes, at the end of the writing process, we just want to hand our work in, to get rid of it. But this must not let you simply leave the proofreading and editing incomplete; you have worked hard on this, just go that final step to get the best result.

Tips to consider

Start writing with brainstorming.Any essay or research paper start with creating an interesting and unique topic. Most students find it hard to make up a topic that would interest the professor. The easiest solution is check the available college paper examples available online for free use. Read the topics, write down the ones you like, conduct a research and give birth to a great topic of your own. The alternative way is to read a newspapers, watch a television program and write about any current issue going on in the world.

Proofread and edit your draft.Make sure to check your final draft before submitting it to your school. Most students are so happy they've finally finished writing their essay or research paper, they forget to spell-check and search for grammar and punctuation mistakes. Most professional writers even use the help of editors (and actually pay them for their services) to ensure the paper is coherent, well-structured and flows well.

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