- By Daniel Millions
- Published 09/24/2008
If you have been asked to write an essay paper for a high school or college assignment then no doubt you are keen to give yourself the best possibility opportunity to getting a high grade. With this in mind you probably have lots of questions on how to properly research the topic, how to structure the essay and what you need to check before finally submitting the finished piece. Read on to discover exactly what you need to do in order to produce a high grade essay that you will be proud of. The very first thing that you need to do before anything else is to decide upon the topic or question that you want to write the essay on. This sounds straight forward but just because something sounds interesting does not necessarily make it a straight forward question to tackle. You should look into what resources there are available in order to fully investigate the topic. As you engage with the research you should begin to formulate the relevant issues and arguments that relate to the question and ultimately the conclusions that you will finish the essay on. This is a crucial stage because if you do not properly do the above you may find yourself at the eleventh hour with an essay that lacks a coherent argument and no depth to the discussion. So before you go any further, be sure to fully understand from the start to the finish what it is you intend to write about.
Once you have gathered the research, you now need to develop a plan or structure for the essay. This is important so that the writin
g is organized and flows naturally as you write. Consequently the reader will be able to follow the arguments that you make and the direct conclusions that you draw from the research. Once you begin writing the essay, you need to make sure that you follow the plan that you have constructed but allow yourself to be flexible when editing. When writing the essay you need to develop a strong introduction and conclusion. The introduction is a platform that will grab the reader’s attention and allow you to describe the basics of the problem. As you progress the essay you should use short sharp paragraphs to focus on one clear point at a time. The conclusion should offer the opportunity to tie together the loose strands of your arguments and to offer a point of view that either agrees or disagrees with the original question. Editing is an important part of any essay. Once you have the basis of the work done it is crucial to read through the work and make any necessary alterations that help to improve the readability and the comprehension of the essay. You should also check for any spelling or grammatical errors as you read. Finally before submitting the finished essay, it is advisable to ask a friend or family member to proof read your work. It is amazing how one person can completely miss an error, particularly if they are looking at their own and they can be seen easily by another.
Writing an Essay can be a very daunting task, but with a little know-how and organization you can train yourself to be able to write essay papers that always get you the high grades. Why not get started today?