THE GUIDE ON CREATING A BRILLIANT ESSAY
Very often young learners hate making the compositions. They write for various purposes. It may be admission, test, competition etc. One way or another, it becomes a challenge. Fortunately, there are many ways for anyone to learn how to write well, and everyone is able to acquire them if they adhere to the next algorithm and techniques while writing.
1. Choose a subject.
There are two options in this case – whether you have got a certain topic or you are allowed to choose one yourself. When it is the first variant, consider the character and peculiarities of your writing depending on what must be the result, whether it must be specialized and detailed or just an outline in point of fact.
When it’s the second variant, and you have to come up with the topic on your own, there appear some additional nuances. Anyway, it has a bright side in the form of your personal interest. If you want to write on a specific topic, decide what intention you’d like it to contain.
You may write down the list of things you are enthusiastic about, any processes or subjects you would like to gain insight on. It is easier to enquire the details if you are passionate about the matter and how it works.
You should make up your mind in favor of the topic according to the aim and target audience, so that it wouldn’t be mere writing about writing, but in order to make your essay achieve its prime objective, whether it is an argumentative, a reflective, an informative or a critical writing.
2. Make up a list of thoughts.
Arranging what comes to your mind is one of the steps which make writing much more effective, although it sounds pretty simple at first sight. The thing is, this process must be recorded, in whatever form you like (illustration, list, scheme etc.), but recorded, because it helps to look at and evaluate your own musings from the outside. In addition, these records will serve as a basis for further stages.
Put down the name of your subject of study to a paper. Run a few lines from it to point out the central statements and arguments. Create a crotch from each of the central statements if possible, to support the latter with explanations, reasons, comments etc.
When it’s more comfortable, don’t bother with diagrams, schemes or something like that. Just make an enumeration of your statements. Under each statement, write all the appropriate thoughts, like in a crotch mentioned above. This way you’ll get almost all the required paragraphs that you’ll further include in your writing.
3. A research objective? Write it now.
After making up your mind on a subject and writing a list of thoughts concerning it, formulate the root point taken as a premise. This is an objective of your writing, something you support or disagree with, comprising all the associations that you’ve revealed at the previous stage.
A good task definition usually includes two elements - the one which claims the subject itself, and the other one which defines your writing objective. Let’s suppose you write on technical methods of improving soil fertility and their effect. Then your statement will sound like this: “Technical methods of improving soil fertility are a controversial practice because of various effects they may have”.
You may also look through the samples of writing the other successful essays and see how the statements are formulated there. Pay attention to how many parts they include, which information they specify, and what techniques are used to excite the reader’s curiosity.
4. Make up the middle part.
This is the part which provides proofs for your point of view. It includes all the thoughts you wrote in your list before creating a thesis statement and gives a full explanation of each of them. Remember – one paragraph for one thought.
The rule stating that all the subparts of a middle part should be of equal structure makes writing process easier a little. Choose the most appropriate idea to start your argumentation with. Let all the other ones follow it consistently. Add sentences from ”the crotch section” to make your central statements more persuasive. Use corresponding words and phrases so that the general structure was coherent and logical.
5. To the beginning again.
An introduction is the part of writing which cannot be omitted. It is the section which is supposed to persuade a person to continue reading an essay. Consequently, it is better to represent the introduction starting it with something that appeals to person’s emotions or the information which sounds good old, for example, some citations, the mentions of some widely known characters etc. It should flow gradually into a thesis statement the first part ends with.
6. The last section.
When you write the conclusion of your essay, try to focus on the most important and essential thoughts you’ve displayed to confirm your viewpoint once again. It doesn’t need to be long. On the contrary, list your arguments with confidence, but clearly and succinctly.
7. Put a cherry on top.
When all the writing work is already done, switch on your perfectionist side. Look through your essay, maybe even a few times, and survey it like a doctor, look attentively, or even better – create a checklist of everything you should take control of in the quality of an after-writing finishing stage. Examine your writing for lexical, grammatical, syntactical mistakes: see whether you’ve used all the words properly, consider the word order, check if the information is laid out consistently and logically. Make even a notice of whether the essay looks good, that is formatted properly. After performing all the required actions, you may be sure about the quality of your work.
So, maybe no fantasy writing tips exist to practically write your essay for you, but the presented steps may surely push you closer to it.