How to write an essay


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How to write an essay

  2. 2. The very first thing you should do is to understand what an essay is?
  3. 3. Essay is an organized collection of YOURIDEAS about literary texts nicely written and professionally presented.
  4. 4. What do we mean by saying “nicely written”?
  5. 5. Essay must be well organized andpresented in a way that the reader finds easy to follow.
  6. 6. What is the purpose of an essay?
  7. 7. It shows your ability to talk, to think, and to write. This is where you learn to write professionally.
  8. 8. How to do it?
  9. 9. Organize and make the structure clearlyvisible that reader can easily follow and understand the way of your thoughts
  10. 10. Make in the way that can be adduced in the form of quotations to back up your arguments.
  11. 11. Make it look tidy!
  12. 12. Where to start?
  13. 13. The very first task is collecting material
  14. 14. How to collect material?
  15. 15. Firstly they are divided into two sources.
  16. 16. Primary sources are literary texts:the actual material that you work on.
  17. 17. Secondary sourcesare works of criticism.
  18. 18. Remember:It is always better to read an original textand refer to it than to read and refer to a critic.
  19. 19. Why to use critics then?
  20. 20. The answer is: to be disagreed with
  21. 21. Do not re-invent the wheel. It was already done years ago.
  22. 22. Remember: never quote a critic just to agree with him or her!
  23. 23. Develop your ideas relaying on thoughts of critic.
  24. 24. Books are not usually much use.You gain no special merit points for havingread them, because so has everyone else.
  25. 25. Use articles!They are full of interesting, original, and up- to-date ideas about literary texts, that, maybe, your examiner wont even have heard.
  26. 26. Use the Web!Its easily available, full of material, and answers to every question.
  27. 27. When you have found all thematerials and you are going to read them, follow next rules:
  28. 28. Always make notes.
  29. 29. Write only one idea per page.
  30. 30. File and rewrite the notes so you can find them again
  31. 31. Make a bibliography.
  32. 32. Every single book and articleyou read should be in this list!
  33. 33. In a year or two you will say thanks to this booklist.
  34. 34. Now you have done all the preparations.
  35. 35. Great!Grab a cookie!
  36. 36. What to do next?
  37. 37. Write the essay.Easy and painlessly because youve done most of the thinking already.
  38. 38. How should an essaylook like?
  39. 39. The plan you construct should be in the form of an indented outline.Main heading subheading 1 notes on subheading 1
  40. 40. The paragraph should:be at least a ⅓ to half a pagehave a topic sentence, near the beginning
  41. 41. An essay should be 1500-2000 words long.
  42. 42. Now you are ready for presentation.
  43. 43. And remember:
  44. 44. YOUR IDEASabout literary texts are what matters. And…
  45. 45. Always put the reader first.
  46. 46. Or…
  47. 47.