Tips for writing an Effective Essay

Writing an essay is not every student’s cup of tea. With so much going into the process, it’s easy for one
to procrastinate, sometimes until the last minute. If you happen to fall in this bandwagon, there is a
couple of things that you can do to make the process less daunting.

Why is writing an essay hard?

Well, the reason may vary from one person to the next. However, the most common ones include:

  • You’d rather be checking social sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and so on
  • You’re working so hard to try and minimize the effort and energy that goes into the process
  • You’ve fixed your mind on getting a high grade rather than on focusing on writing an essay that’s actually good
  • You are trying to write a piece that your professor or teacher will like
  • You have no idea where to start or how to go about the essay
  • You simply have no time

Knowing this, the question now becomes, what do you do about it, considering writing an essay is an essential part of your academic career? To answer this question, here are the top tips for writing an effective essay:

Work with a professional essay writer

The first, and perhaps the surest way of writing an effective essay is by outsourcing your task to a professional essay writer. They have the experience, passion and time to execute the work successfully. Unlike you who juggle between studies, co-curricular activities, family among other duties, a reputable professional fully focus on writing essays and will always deliver excellent quality work. Now, note our emphasis on “reputable” because not all writers are equal, some are seasoned by experience and are good at what they do, others are only out there to make money. So, before settling for a professional writer, make sure you perform some due diligence.

If you want to do it yourself, then follow these tips:

Organize your thoughts

First, you should outline your ideas (based on your topic) and put them in order. You can achieve this by using a diagram or an outline, as this will help you identify the links and connections between them with ease. Begin with your topic and write 3-5 sub-headings that relate to the topic, leaving spaces between each. Then write small ideas in these spaces as per the subheading.

Include a thesis statement

Thesis statement highlights the topic and the goal of the essay. It is critical as it helps inform the reader what your essay is all about.

The content

This includes the introduction, the body, and the conclusion. The introduction helps you to grab the attention of the reader and also allows you to summarize what the essay is about. For diversity, you can choose to use statistics, shocking information, an interesting story or quote – be sure it relates to your thesis. The body should argue, explain or describe your topic (ensure that all paragraphs have a similar structure). The conclusion allows you to sum it all up and give a final verdict and should feature 3-5 strong sentences that highlight your main points and emphasize your thesis. Once all this is in order, proofread your work, and double check your paragraph’s order to ensure everything is well laid out.

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