Ten Essay Writing Tips That Helped Me To Create A Masterpiece
Essay writing is an art. One can tell a lot about how organized a person’s mind is the way they write. Writing one is all about conveying your thoughts on a matter in a clear and concise manner while making sure it is an enjoyable read.
Here are a ten such tips you could use to make sure it is a masterpiece:
- Plan it out: Think about the topic you are writing on. Write down points, ideas, and questions, etc. that come to mind and do research on them.
- The Introduction: The introduction i.e. the first paragraph of your essay usually sets the frame. It gives shape to it. In the introduction, you illustrate, briefly, what the topic means and what arguments or point you will be making throughout.
- The body: The body of your article can have any number of paragraphs as you wish. Keep in mind that this is where you need to be weary of the word limit provided to you. Although some do not mind people exceeding the word limit, others see it as a sign of inability to adhere to rules.
- Small word count: If the question requires you to write on a given topic in less than 500 words, you may only discuss one or two points or ideas on the title. If your piece is supposed to be argumentative in nature, it is best to choose either for or against and make a few valid arguments backed by research and statistics
- Big word count: Contrary to popular belief, essays with a higher word limit or none at all are much easier to write. This is for the sole reason that the author is free to express his thoughts and ideas to any degree, only to be limited by his vocabulary. If you are one of the lucky ones and have been assigned one like this, you can make some valid points and expand on them, add quotes, statistics, results and reports from case studies, etc. You can make the arguments both for and against the discussion. You are free to proffer your views however you’d like.
- Rich Vocabulary: Update your vocabulary. Sometimes using the same words again and again on your piece can become repetitive in the eyes of the reader and, hence, a bit boring. Use other words people wouldn’t use, explore the vast depths of the English language.
- Figures of Speech: The ornamentation of your writing is illustrated by figures of speech. Use this to bring life to it. Use idioms, similes, personification, etc. and leave your reader blinded by the sheer vividness of your words.
- Seminal ideas: Don’t use the same old ideas everyone else discusses. Be different. Explore other realms of possibilities and unconventional viewpoints. Try to bring new light to your subject.
- Cohesiveness and lucidity: Make sure each of your paragraphs is connected. Each one should lead to the other, like a story. You are helping the reader form a story in their head where everything is laid out in a clear way. Not doing so sometimes leave the reader confused and sometimes a bit confounded. Make sure the way you write has no ups and downs. It should be lucid, monotonous and shouldn’t change tone aggressively. Ease into it.
- Conclusion: This is the last paragraph but yet of equal importance to any of the above. This is where you once again, briefly, sum up everything you’ve explained and delivered your final verdict. This is what connects it all together into a little package.
Use these tips, and you will write yourself the finest masterpiece you have ever written, Happy writing!