The scholar from high schools and universities can’t live without written work. The write a lot by themselves and force the students to do the same thing. Whether you love papers or hate them, you should handle writing to impress your teacher and to get “A”. Besides, essays and other researches help be logical, track causality and make the right conclusions.
Every deed or invention starts with an idea. However, even the greatest writers have a work crush sometimes. Where to find inspiration? There is no need to reinvent the wheel because of the Internet is here. Collect the main information on the Web to choose a topic and then to form a clear, short, and meaningful thesis for its further development. How to conduct research?
While reading other authors’ works and delving into the sources, you may have an oatmeal brain. There is a danger to jump on several attractive ideas but to lose all of them. Doubts, fear, and confusion are able to destroy the most genius plot.
To avoid such troubles, you should arrange your ideas in order to reveal all the links between the message and conclusions. That means you should build a foundation as a backbone of the essay.
Diagrams or even infographics (if you’re keen on web-design) are rather helpful for this purpose. Use simple collaborative diagrams (mind maps) where your topic is in the center circle. Draw some other circles around and match them with the center one. Write down all your ideas in those circles with some brightest thought you’ve got.
Such brainstorming help sort secondary ideas (retain them for the next essay) and set priorities. The main thought should be expressed in the introduction and it becomes a crosscutting theme.
When focusing on one main idea, try to formulate it to cause the reader’s interest and to provoke a discussion. Develop your thesis for both attracting and keeping others’ attention over the whole text. Let’s dive deeper into the essence of the thesis.
It consists of 2 part. The first part claims the topic. The second one displays its message, in other words, the meaning of your idea. For example, when dealing with the topic of space exploration, your thesis may sound as “Space Exploration is the potential solution for the problem of the depletion of natural resources”. Ok, you’ve got the topic and managed to imbue the idea. How to reveal and convey the point of it?
When you’re closer to writing the body of the essay, take your mind map with the topic, ideas, and thoughts to use it as a support. Your task is to shed light on the main idea via its description, and explanation, as well as through discussions and argues. However, your writing will be more productive and easy if you make a plan like a table of content. So, make a draft and then start creating your masterpiece.
Some tips on presentation of a text:
Your text is similar to a road – it should have the start and the final destination. It should be straight and smooth, with beautiful landscapes to be exciting to drive. That’s why it’s important to write clear and easy but give people “food for thought” at the same time. No one is going to engage in dumpy narration. Recall using only credible sources, hard evidence, and true illustrations.
After you’ve developed the idea, its main point, examples, and experiences, it’s time to come back at the beginning of your essay and think of a good introduction. Why is it so important? Everybody start reading from the introduction. If it’s dull and doesn’t reveal the topic, nobody will continue but give up reading after the first two sentences. That doesn’t display the people’s shallowness but their information indigestion. That’s why your main task is to attract attention from the very first words. For this purpose, use one of the following grabbing-attention strategies:
Those tips will help create a powerful eye-catching introduction to jump-start people’s curiosity and encourage them to further reading.
The conclusion is not a simple summary but striking and convincing appeal to the reader. It should be short and have correct accents. You can count all the meaningful points starting from the crucial thought and ending with the secondary ones. The conclusion is your final and the strongest argument. Besides, it should give a feeling of a completed task to satisfy the readers’ interest.
Note that the conclusion will be different for different types of essays – whether it’s expository or analytical, persuasive or argumentative.
When writing the last word of the conclusion, don't hold your breath. It’s necessary to polish the text to make it ready for presentation. Small nuances are crucial and able to increase your result or, on the contrary, get them even worse.
Check each paragraph – their order and structure. The most powerful messages should be in the first and in the last sentences of the text. Pay attention to logic – the essay’s coherence and correspondence to the main idea.
If you’ve got a certain format or instructions from your tutor, check your work with them to avoid formal annoying mistakes.
Review the text several times to reveal and correct all the types of mistakes – spelling, real-word spelling, unwanted and missing words, prepositional and punctuation errors, as well as grammatical issues.
If you’ve already done it, so congrats. Take it and present to your teacher!
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