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10 Steps of Essay Writing

Essay writing can be a stressful situation, days and weeks of worrying and research. Then days off questioning yourself afterword’s while you wait for the results. Here are 10 steps to make essay writing, easy writing.

Thoroughly Review Essay Subject

  • Keywords should be highlighted.
  • Familiarize yourself with any unknown words.
  • Make sure to acknowledge any directional words such as ‘Define’, Discuss’, ‘Compare’.
  • Make sure to identify all topic words that express the essay subject.
  • Be aware of key words that limit your essay writing to specific areas of the subject. If it specifies chapters, or time periods then don’t stray too far from them.

Study Up for the Essay Topic

  • Use only reliable sources to study on your subject matter.
  • Make sure you make personalized notes of your research.
  • Notable quotes should be indicated properly, along with credit given to the source of these quotes.
  • Make sure to include your Sources of research in both the bibliography and footnotes

Respond to Essay Subject by Brainstorming

  • Make a note of relevance in the brainstorming process.
  • Jot down notes of evidence and quotes of relevance that come to mind.
  • Stimulate a lateral thought process by using a mental map.

Respond to the Subject/Question by Creating a Thesis, or Argument/Idea

  • Your Thesis should be an expression of your strong response to the subject matter.
  • Make sure to not over simplify the thesis, but as much thought into it as you would your essay writing.
  • Sitting it in the introduction as a reference point throughout the essay makes it a backbone that should be used to draw a conclusion and referring to it multiple times in the essay.

Map Out the Response Plan

  • Create a list of logically sequenced ideas in order.
  • Make sure all your points and ideas are relevant to the subject.
  • Afterword’s confirm that the essay has a clear and relevant direction based on your plan.

Introductions First

  • Start the Discussion Strong.
  • Present your finalized thesis.
  • Explain how the subject will be addressed.
  • If it applies, make sure to list the texts that will be addressed.
  • Captivate the reader’s interest.

The Body of the Essay

  • Separate your points by paragraphs.
  • Start your paragraphs with proper relevance to the point with specific words or phrases such as, eg, ‘Even so’, ‘However’, ‘Moreover’, etc.
  • Make sure that each paragraph is begun with a topical sentence structure that is relevant to the essay.
  • Make sure to back up your made claims with evidence and quotes that support your points.
  • Address the thesis in order to express how the subject is being attended to, in different ways if you are able to.

Conclusion of the Essay

  • Follow up in summary of the main ideas.
  • Show how your thesis is proven.
  • Make sure your finishing comment is relevant, but interesting and promotes the reader to think.

Close Up the Draft

  • Double-check your grammar, spelling, and punctuation as well as removing any sections not relevant to your essay.
  • Adjust your vocabulary to promote the right expressions.
  • Find feedback from others before your finalized copy.

Final Essay Writing

  • Include your footnotes and bibliography as needed.
  • Present your copy clean and in order.
  • Make sure to get it in on time.


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