Today, I’m going to be sharing my tips for you guys to write a killer essay and overall tips and tricks to do so.
So the first step is to make sure that you have all your required materials. This means that you have previous essays, books, your laptop etc. You can also have pens that you need. The second step is to know any specifications that you have such as if your essay is MLA format what the due date is. So a tip for this is to actually try an essay checklist.
These are super helpful because you can either add your own specifications to this or you can use the ones online but it definitely helps you to organize your essays. Another big thing about writing an essay is actually planning out your essay. You can outline it yourself but planning is a big daunting task but it is the most important. So this is basically how I organize my essays. So on the top of a piece of paper, I’ll write the topic and the prompt or whatever the teacher gives me that I need to write my essay about and then what I’ll do is I’ll write my thesis statement on my first line and then I will do points. Basically this is a spot where I’m going to write down all the information I want to include in my essay in no particular order.
So I’ll write down facts from my notes, I’ll write down quotes and stuff from books I’ve read or from my notes that need to be quoted and then what I’ll do is I’ll organize out my information in paragraph form. So usually I will write my topic sentence down so that I know what I’m going to be writing about.
Usually I relate this topic sentence back to my thesis so that it flows better and then I go back and edit it. Once I actually finish writing the rough draft of the paper then what I do is I point down the different points that I want to discuss in any quotes or any citations that I’m going to need for this part. So a tip for this is if you want to organize your information more visually you can use different color highlighters and that way it’s going to be a lot easier for you to actually be able to see the information that you have and organize information and your paragraphs and see what relates to what topic.
So the next step is to actually write out your essay. However, you need to get this done. I just basically put some music on and start writing as much as I can and then I go back and edit it once I finished that. So one thing that you can do to make your essay better is to add transition words to vary your sentence structure and to add vocab or fancy words.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and I will get back to you soon.