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Published On: Fri, Mar 30th, 2018

How to Write Essays Like a Pro

Writing an essay is not an easy thing to do for a lot of students, especially those who are already at college and university. College papers are considered to be those of a higher level of difficulty because of the requirements and the importance they have for a student’s rating. To make the words flow and the composition stick to a format are completely beyond the skills of those who only started their education at college or uni. Of course, this is the way most students describe their writing experience. But the reality is slightly different.

Everyone, even those who have never written analytical or argumentative essays before, can become good at writing if the efforts are taken. Today, we’re going to reveal some hints and tricks on how to become better in writing, in general, and in college and uni essays particularly. So, if you want to improve your skills, keep reading. In case you need your essay to be done just in a couple of hours, it is better to apply for a professional writing help. As an option, EssayVikings can write your essay or any other assignment you have. But don’t get stuck on your essay if you sit down to write it, and fail to produce anything 2 hours before the deadline. In this case, you definitely need someone to help you at least with the ideas about which direction to move your writing at.

And now let’s come back to the writing strategies we recommend to use, if you know nothing about qualitative college essays.

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How to Write, and How Not to Write an Essay

First of all, you have to understand that it is okay not to know how to write your first, second, or third sentence of the essay. Even professional writers can spend a lot of time on introduction only. Why? This is the most important part of your paper, which literally represents all the things you’re going to talk about in your writing. So, if you feel like quitting at this moment, don’t do that. Just give yourself a break and think about your introductory part a few minutes later. The anxiety of writing that very first sentence and paragraph will go away the moment you start writing. This is the first tip we want to share – brainstorming. Take a sheet of paper and generate ideas, writing down all you think about the topic. Note your ideas and choose the best one.

Our second recommendation is to develop your ideas. A lot of students make a huge mistake by repeating their ideas instead of developing them. What to do? While writing an essay always check whether your argument is unique or not. Don’t repeat the same argument in two different paragraphs. Deepen it instead of paraphrasing, or even worse – copying again and again.

And the third recommendation we have for today is to be original, without agreeing with each and every perspective you mention about. Build a cohesive writing. Even if you have three different ideas, which you want to agree with, synthesize them together instead of listing separately from each other. Your essay has to be written in a logical way. Create one cohesive point of view from those all ideas.

And now let’s have a look at some don’ts in your essay.

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How Not to Write an Essay

  • Don’t write down an argument, which is not clear or original enough. When you mention more than a couple of different perspectives on the topic you have, you can feel a little bit confused with the final idea you come with. It is very important to have your own clear, original perspective. If you’re not sure that you can handle three or four perspectives perfectly, don’t do it. Write only those arguments, which you can express easily.
  • Don’t come with a thesis if you don’t have a specific example yet. Many students think of a thesis, and only then of the examples, trying to combine those two elements. It will be easier for you to compose if you start with specific information you can rely on, and only then skip to the thesis. So, analyze specific cases first, and only then start developing the argument. Very often, when you start with the thesis, you have to spend much more time than usual to find that supportive case, to make the thesis specific and detailed.

So, that’s all for essay writing do’s and don’ts. Hopefully, you’ll use these few tips to be able to compose your essay right, without being distracted by the clock, counting the minutes left to the deadline. Remember, you can always put together a great essay even in a tight timeframe, if you stick to those recommendations mentioned in the article.

Author: Julia Smith

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