A Step-by-Step Instruction on How to Compose a Perfect Essay

Essay writing can be an easy process if you know exactly how to do it. Follow the instructions provided below if you are assigned with this type of task:
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Choose the topic of your paper.

If you aren’t assigned one, you will need to decide on an interesting and original topic yourself. In this case, you will need to focus on the things you’ve already covered in class, as writing about something you have to research from scratch will take a lot of time. Pick something you are personally interested in. This way, it will be easier for you to motivate yourself to work on the assignment.

Note that the topic must be interesting enough to be fully covered by an essay of the assigned size without any filler content.

If you are assigned a topic, you will need to decide on the angle you will approach it from.

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1. Develop a thesis statement.

This step will provide direction for your research and will help you visualize your future paper. A thesis statement is a sentence that sums up the main idea of your paper, including the most important arguments. Use it as a guide during the research in order to prevent getting distracted when studying various interesting sources.

Write an outline.

An outline is the plan of the future paper that should consist of the same number of sections as how many paragraphs will be in your essay. You can make the outline more detailed by adding subsections. This plan is a sketch that you will use as a basis for the essay. If you succeed in creating a good outline, writing the paper itself will be much easier, because you will have all the topic sentences and major arguments developed already.

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Create a catchy introduction.

Please note that if you cannot come up with any interesting ideas at this point, you should move on to the next step and write an introduction after you finish working with the body of the paper.

An introductory paragraph should provide some information about your topic and a short overview of the essay. In short, it needs to give the readers an idea of what they will learn from the paper. It must also include a “hook” of some sort in order to draw the attention of the audience and make them want to continue reading.

Write the actual essay.

Expand the points of your outline in order to write the first draft of the paper. Don’t hold back if you get some new ideas. At this point, it’s important to write down everything you can come up with.

Create a strong conclusion.

The last paragraph should include a short overview of the results you managed to achieve and the route you took to do this. Make sure to wrap up the paper nicely so the readers will know that there is nothing else that should be said on the topic.

Revise the initial draft.

Cut out and rearrange your first draft until it looks like an essay you can be proud of. Remove all the paragraphs that aren’t directly related to the topic. If you don’t meet the word count after this, do some more research to add a few interesting pieces of information.

Edit the paper.

At the revision stage, you deal with the paper’s content, but editing should be focused on grammar and spelling. Make sure that your essay is free of any mistakes, and double-check whether it meets all the formatting requirements. Be especially careful when checking the reference page. Remember that every source cited in the paper must be listed there. Otherwise, your grade will suffer because you will be accused of plagiarism.