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7 Tips to Craft an Outstanding Academic Essay

Author: Alex Stephen
by Alex Stephen
Posted: Feb 09, 2019

Writing an essay often seems to be a dreaded task among the students of any class. Being a student, you are required to write all types of essays, and also they carry a large proportion of your final grade. For some student's essay writing is a very fun task, but for other lazy lads like me, it can be quite boring and difficult. If you are one such guy, then do not worry, in this blog I will tell you easy tips to write your essay. These tips are helpful when I write my essay for me, I hope they will be helpful for you guys too.

So what are you waiting for, Let’s begin!

  1. Topic Selection

The first step towards writing an award-winning essay is the topic selection. Sometimes it’s your professor who will assign you the topic, but there are times when you have to choose the topic yourself. If you're given the topic, then first decide what type of essay you want to write. Should the essay be an argumentative or persuasive?

But if you have to choose the topic, then decide a topic that is close to your heart and also interesting. Don't go for a topic that is complicated, in this way you will not be able to generate an effective essay.

  1. Outline Your Essay

Once you are done with the topic selection, then the next important step is to draw an outline. Now, this particular step is significant. Here is why!

You must have many ideas in your mind, Right? So in this step what you do is, you write down all the ideas that are already in your mind. Just take a pen and paper and write everything that is there.

This way, you will be able to see and develop connections among your ideas. It will serve as the basis for the essay. In this case, you can either write down your ideas, or you can draw a figure to arrange all your ideas

  1. Develop a Thesis Statement

Ok, so now you are done with topic selection and also you have written your ideas. The next most important step is writing a strong thesis statement. The purpose of the thesis statement is; it gives a general idea to the readers that what your topic is all about.

To do this, go through your outline and look for main ideas. The first part of the thesis statement is your topic while the second part should state the points of the essay.

  1. Introduction

Now that you have written the thesis statement, the next step is to write an introduction. Your introduction should be strong and interesting enough to grab the attention of your readers.

Begin this part by something interesting that can grab the readers focus. Start with dialogue or a short story. Whatever it is, try to develop a connection between the introduction and thesis statement.

  1. Main Body

The main body of your essay should contain two to three paragraphs. The paragraphs should be strong enough to prove your point. Don't forget to include facts, statistics or even personal experience to support your points. Also, keep in mind that the paragraphs should be inter-linked.

  1. Conclusion

The conclusion is the Happily Ever After Part. It should be a closure of the topic and also it should summarize all your main points. It should be three to four sentences long. Don't forget to end essay by asking a question, this way your readers will be more curious about your topic.

  1. Proofread

This is the most important step. Once you are done with your essay, don't forget to proofread it. Look for any grammatical mistakes. You can either do it yourself or ask your friends to do it for you.

About the Author

I am working as a senior academic writer at 5staressays and article/thesis writing is my daily routine work. Writing is what I love to do and for that, I have to do research and analysis on various subjects.

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Author: Alex Stephen

Alex Stephen

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Member since: Jan 31, 2019
Published articles: 5

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