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5 Tips To Get You Acquainted With The Basic Essay Writing Rules

There are many types of academic writing you may need to undertake as a student. The essay is perhaps one of the simplest to undertake and is often the most enjoyable. Some students make a hobby of it and continue long after the obligation to do so has passed. To get to this level of comfort you will need a general understanding of the rules of writing essays. They are:

Pick a topic you can write comfortably

The urge to streth yourself may be strong but at least in the beginning, it helps to write on topics that are easy for you to comprehend and express yourself. Even when you get accustomed to essay writing, don’t set out to write a topic if you know you lack the resources to research it properly.

Set aside enough time to write your essay

Haste will result in a poorly written essay that doesn’t reflect your skills. Start writing as soon as you can or poor time management will lead you to face avoidable consequences that you regret.

Write an essay plan

The plan or outline of your essay serves a similar role to the building plan for a house. It shows where everything should go before you start the heavy lifting. This allows you to fix errors before they are written in full and to try out ideas to see if they fit with the rest of the plan or not. In some cases, a well done essay plan can even contribute to your grade. Don’t take this for granted, though, it’s not always the case.

Fill in the essay

While the plan will have all the parts of the essay like introduction, body and conclusion in short form; this is the part where you put ‘meat’ on the bones of your writing. If your essay requires considerable research, you will need to complete that here before moving onward.

Check your work for errors

Proofreading and editing may seem like the least important stage in essay writing but without doing this properly, the essay will appear unfinished or unprofessionally done. If you don’t trust yourself to pick out the errors, ask or pay someone to do that for you.

These are your major steps to essay writing success. You will come up with others if you write frequently enough but these provide a good starting point.