A Few Tips On Writing English 101 EssaysIn this article, we'll discuss the English 101 Essay format. This is a format that all students should use, regardless of their English writing background or experience. While we'll discuss certain rules and guidelines, we'll leave most decisions up to the individual student.
The first rule of writing an essay is to write the essay in a clear and concise manner. You should have the discipline to do so. Sometimes it's easy to get distracted, especially when you're overworked. Make sure that you commit yourself to writing your essay in a neat and orderly fashion. Follow these steps:
- If you have a great sense of style, create a sort of outline to help you organize the essay you are planning to write. Start with the title and the body of the essay. Mark or diagram the different points you will be discussing in your essay. Using flashcards, work through the points you are going to cover in your essay. Make sure that you can confidently and effortlessly answer the points and answer each one in its entirety.
- Create a list of the four or five most important idea in your essay. In this order, organize them based on relevance to the topic at hand. Every idea should be tied to one of the central points you covered in your outline.
- Begin by answering the main point. Then proceed to the next most important idea you have identified in your essay. Each idea should be linked to a single part of the essay. For example, if you're covering the definition of a word, you would first introduce the definition and the last to discuss the topic, its place in the text and how it affects your main point. If you can identify the main point well, you won't need to introduce new ideas, but simply reintroduce your main idea in a new way.- After you've finished writing the essay, read it aloud to yourself several times to double-check that you've written the correct way. Then, mark and discuss the points you don't understand. Then summarize your points and thoughts. Make sure that you're in agreement with your draft. Repeat the entire exercise again, adding in your own comments. Make sure that the essay is very good in its present form.
No matter what level you are currently at in English, the principles that we discussed here should help you tremendously. In my opinion, you should never make a decision or change your course based solely on whether or not you like the idea. If it isn't working for you, ditch it and move on.