Writing a Good Essay: Make Logical Relationships

There are a few strategies you can use to write a good essay. Students like you are called upon to write many essays over their academic careers. You might as well spend some time polishing up your skills and getting used to good writing. This article will give you some tips and techniques that you can use to sharpen your skills and help you to write an essay you can be proud of and earn a good grade for at the same time.

Essays are much more than dictionary definitions. They are a representation of your research, your stance on a specific topic, possibly your opinions, and sometimes of your personal experiences. It really depends on the type of essay you’re writing. Making logical relationships between the main ideas in your essay is essential no matter what style of essay you’ve been assigned.

Constructing the Outline

When writing an essay, an outline is your best friend and your most useful tool. So it makes sense that taking time to construct an effective outline is going to be an efficient use of your time and energy.

First things first. You must do your research and find what the main ideas are. All the main ideas are the stilts which hold up your thesis statement. Each one has its place and if you took them out the thesis would fall.

These main ideas could each represent one paragraph in the five paragraph essay. The first paragraph is the introduction which includes the thesis statement. Each of the next three paragraphs are dedicated to one of the three main ideas. Finally, the fifth paragraph is the conclusion.

Making Logical Relationships

Each of the three main ideas need to be related to each other, just a little bit, so that it makes sense you’re using them as a support for your thesis statement. At the beginning of each main idea paragraph, introduce the main idea. In the next few sentences, describe the import of that idea. In the last sentence of the paragraph, use a logical relationship between this main idea and the next to lead into the next paragraph.

Doing it this way gives the reader a bridge between main ideas so that the essay flows logically and doesn’t leave the reader wondering why you’re taking them down a tangent path.

It really is possible to write a stellar essay. Use the tips and techniques in this guide to get started.

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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