5 Simple Tips For Writing Essays

5 Simple Tips For Writing Essays
An essay is a short piece of work written in an informal manner. French Renaissance writer Michel de Montaigne has been credited for having popularized this literary genre, and 19th-century writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson sustained its popularity.
Nowadays, both high school and college students are required to write essays. An essay can be anything under the sun, and there are certain cases when research data are included to explain the main topic further. Students often experience difficulty while writing an essay. These 5 tips will help help them overcome the difficulties:

The topic must be of interest to the student. The essay's main topic must be something that a student is passionate about. Readers can detect if the writer is disinterested. Never write long sentences. Famed American novelist Ernest Hemingway is renowned for describing his characters and the setting (of his novels) in short sentences. Such approach makes a piece of work alive and interesting. This applies to essay writing.

The readers must understand what they read. Students must not assume that the readers will understand the essay right away. They must avoid vague or ambiguous sentences. They must add information related to the essay's subject matter in able to explain the main topic clearly.

Don't forget to proofread. Proofreading eliminates grammatical and typographical errors. Such method also allows students to rephrase vague or ambiguous sentences.

Never resort to plagiarism. Students can't avoid reading other writings before working on their essays. They must read it to help them write. Copying what they read is a sin. There are other things to learn in able to master this literary genre, but remembering these 5 tips will surely enable students to come up with a good essay. Writing several essays can be easy too.

Jenna Horton is an English major in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). This sophomore student loves to write essays, and confessed to be a fan of Ralph Waldo Emerson's writings. Jenna's dream is to publish a mystery novel set in the Orient. She visits the Grand Canyon every summer.

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