How to Write Better Essays: Practical Tips
Every student, at least once, in his or her life wrote essays and every student knows how it is important to write it well. Some people don’t have any problems with its performing, but, unfortunately, for someone this process could be really tricky, especially when you write it at first. However, in order to write a really excellent paper you don’t need to be a writer. It is enough to understand and adhere to the following tips and principles:
- “Find inspiration”
To write good essays, at first you should read already written essays of other people. While reading, you will see how it is better to disclose your opinion or, on the contrary, what is interesting to read, what style of writing is better up to your line. If you analyze someone else's texts and think about the following questions: do you like it or not? What was interesting? Could the author persuade you? - it will be easier for you to write your own brilliant text.
- Planning is your all
You heard the saying - make sure of the measurements seven times before cutting the cloth once, and it's a wise saying. Before you do something, you need to plan it, essays writing is not the exception. Moreover, it is not the well-known plan of essay like: introduction, arguments and conclusion. It means that you should write some informative phrases about future content: what you will write (all your arguments, thoughts: they should be well thought out and don’t repeat themselves), what you should use in the main text (facts and data, opinions of famous people, scientists, etc.) and what result you want to obtain.
- Always confirm your opinion
As it was written above, for making your arguments more persuasive it is important to use examples from history, someone’s opinion, thoughts, facts about someone’s life, events you believe. It clearly illustrates your point of view. All these things will make your essay more interesting, well-argued and in addition -you could show the reader, that you are well-read person.
However, you shouldn’t use only quotations as they are only good addition to your thoughts.
- Don’t forget about your language
Most of us intuitively understand that there is difference between oral and written language, and not every person is able to write correctly, taking into account this difference. Usually essays are enough short texts and you don’t have an opportunity to write a lot. You should remember that written words can be chosen with greater deliberation and you should use this opportunity. Your vocabulary should contain such words that will help you to express the point of view consistently, clearly and correctly. It is important always to develop your vocabulary and improve the writing style: new words, lexicon, synonyms and antonyms, proverbs, etc.
- Don’t forget about punctuation
You could write really brilliant essay, but incorrect punctuation or, what is even worse, the absence of it, would blemish all impressions about your text. Moreover, your sentences shouldn’t be too long, in the name of good understanding. It is rather good to use in your essay rhetorical questions, which would help to keep up reader’s interest.