Most people spend their high school and college years writing mediocre essays when it is actually something they could have easily mastered and gotten better at. If you are someone who is serious about getting an A in the next essay you write, you should read this essay until the very end. You will find out that essay writing is not that difficult at all, but there are a couple of things that you need to get the hang of, and once you do that, not only will your teachers be impressed, but you will also begin to enjoy writing your essays.
- Remember that you are writing a story
Your essay is a story that you will be communicating through your writing. Depending on what the topic is, you want to ensure that you have some great and concrete ideas that you need to incorporate in your essay. When you have the mindset that it is a story you are writing, you will realize that it is a lot more fun and enjoyable. There is many “do my homework” kind of websites that will make your job much easier.
- Use the stuff that intrigues you
With any essay you write, you will find out a bulk of new things that you originally did not know before. In order to keep your essay as interesting as possible, it is important to use the things that genuinely interest and surprise you. Chances are the reader was also unaware of the information you included, and will be appreciative of what you have written as well. You can even begin your essay with some facts that you have come across that you are sure is not common knowledge.
- Come up with 4 original ideas
The main reason why essays get daunting to write is because of the fact that there is a lot to write. However, you will be surprised that there are only 4 ideas you need to finalize, after which you will essentially be paraphrasing them, along with using some supporting examples.
- Use a lot of sources
It cannot be said enough: use as many sources as you can! As you are doing your research, you will realize that other people are saying what you want to covey in a much better way. You will be happy to know that you can actually use what they are saying in quotation, and then paraphrase the same idea in your own words. Believe it or not, this is how most people write essays.
- Write the body first
As opposed to the introduction, the body should be prioritized first. You will notice after writing the body, you will be able to write the introduction much more easily. This is mainly because after writing the body you are in more of a flow with you writing, and the introduction will come naturally to you.