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How to Write an Essay

Here are thirteen steps that will help you to come up with a very high scoring and high quality essay. Follow each one at a time to ensure you create a perfect essay.

  1. Start writing notes as soon as you get your assignment.
    This will stop any sort of writers block, and will help you avoid putting off the project until it is too late because in your mind you have started it already.
  2. Research and make notes prior to starting writing
    This will ensure that when you get started you have a place to start, and will ensure that you do not end up going down the wrong research track when you start writing the essay.
  3. Write out a plan for how you wish to proceed
    This means writing out what you plan to add, where you are going to research and how you are going to structure your essay.
  4. Write and research at the same time
    Make your essay writing an ongoing process. You research, make notes, write a little and start researching again. You slowly add bits of valuable information to your essay.
  5. Write your essay in sections
    This will allow you to concentrate on each point at a time and will help you follow your plan.
  6. Add a mini conclusion at the end of each section
    This mini conclusion should be in a different colour to your essay text because you will have to pull it from your essay later on.
  7. Write until you feel you have added all relevant points
    This is probably going to mean you over-write and go well beyond the word count but that is okay.
  8. Remove the mini conclusions
    Put them on a separate document and use them to create your final conclusion. Your mini conclusions will help you to avoid missing any points out of your final conclusion.
  9. Knit together your essay section
    Put them together according to the structure you laid out within your plan.
  10. Make your essay more concise
    This is where you lower the word count by removing any parts that are not needed whilst keeping all the relevant and high scoring points.
  11. Read through your essay for flow and consistency
    It has to flow correctly and you have to be sure there are no contradictions in your text. Consider splitting it up and reading each part separately.
  12. Proofread your essay for grammatical mistakes, accuracy and typos
    This is your standard and more common type of proofreading and editing session.
  13. Format your essay
    This includes making sure your bibliography is correctly formatted so that you do not lose points unnecessarily.