Today, psychology students are not required to write a lot of essays during their studies. Here we will prove that writing a psychology essay might be interesting and enjoyable for everyone. It is not so difficult task; it requires careful planning, comprehensive research and detailed analysis. Once your subject is well explored, you can start writing the paper. All these steps including also review and editing will be discussed below. Keep in mind that your main assignment is to draw the readers into the topic you’re writing about.
So, all these tips will be useful during writing a psychology essay!
Plan the work assiduously
Carefully re-read your assignment by selecting keywords and the most important points. Determine how much time you need for research and how much to write the paper. After that, decide in which order you will include your research, and structure those paragraph accordingly. Planning might be very important in the whole process and, ultimately, it will save a lot of time. Consider your topic from different sides and learn all its details.
Analysis and research
University library based on academic database is the right place to start working on the essay. Having the access to the Internet, you are able to provide yourself with the useful and needed information, through different academically based websites. The Internet is also an excellent resource where everyone can find various professional psychology websites, which have special sections for publications with information he/she needs. Highlighting the relevant points or phrases in the actual journal articles, that you receive, it facilitates the writing.
Research the topic thoroughly
Use all sources and materials that you have – magazine articles, books, various databases (for example Web of Science and PSY Carticles, if you have access to them at the university), e-books, web pages (make that they are reliable), Google Scholar etc. Visit lectures where you are able to get some information for your research. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to teachers who are more knowledgeable in this sphere. If you know your topic inside-out, it will be easy to write the perfect essay.
Ask the questions and nothing more
Focus on the certain questions on which you need to give detailed answers. It is very common when student falls into research and starts to include things that don’t really answer the questions. Make sure that you really think over what the research says before throwing it into the essay. It is important that all information refer to the main topic and really has the purpose of being there. Remember, the words are golden in essays, so make every single one count!
The main part – structure of the paper
- Introduction. This section will contain facts, contributing figures and will reflect the main problem.
- Research question. Once you have indentified your subject, it is time to follow your research question. Give the detailed facts and prove them with the real facts.
- Literature review. The reviewed literature should provide an understanding of the topic or research questions confirming what is indicated in the current scientific literature. All references of the chosen literature should follow your presentation.
- Conclusion. The conclusion must complete what you have presented and leave the readers without any additional questions.
The process of revision
If the paper is ready, review it again making sure that everything is written correctly and literacy. Check your paper for grammar and spelling mistakes. Leave nothing but good impression of the essay!