By on January 14 2019 12:30:49
The biggest mistake you can make when writing an essay is not having a clear thesis statement. An essay is essentially an argument; being wishy-washy defeats the purpose. If you do not know where you stand, how can you persuade anyone else over to your side? Coming up with a thesis statement can be tough, but it helps if you choose a topic you feel strongly about. Make sure you outline exactly what it is you think, and then try and find supporting reasons of why you think that way.
If you are still in school or have in fact gone back to school to get a degree, you know that a major portion of the course you take will be writing essays. And for many this is not a huge deal. After all, after you have done a few essays it should not be a problem right? The thing with that line of thinking is that there are those that no matter what, just cannot seem to write in the style that is required by most essays and most professors. That said, whenever a new assignment comes up they immediately dread doing it and will most often put off until the last minute. This, of course, is certainly not what you want to do and it can be completely avoided if you follow some suggestions.
Another suggestion is to spend the time up front and gather all of your resources and research both online and off-line together. By doing this, it allows you to have all of your research organized and together. The last thing you want to do is research while you are trying to write. The reason for this of course is that you wind up getting confused especially if you have a lot of research to do. Its far better to get the research together and organized before you start to write.
Once this is done, the best thing to do is split the entire assignment up into various sections and design schedule around those sections. For instance, if you know you have a month to complete the assignment then what you can do after you have gotten your topic and research together is take one day and quite simply write out your controversial question or argument and then the introduction. Once this is done, put away for the rest of the day.