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How to write an essay


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How to write an essay

  1. 1. By Ask Prof Guru www. Email: Ask Prof Guru 1
  2. 2.  Writing an essay is not always an easy task, especially getting started. We have put together some pointers to assist students when writing an essay.  Begin brainstorming. Think about the topic or question to be answered.  Make sure you are following the instructions and doing what is being asked. Ask Prof Guru 2
  3. 3.  Start brainstorming topics of interest.  Research topics and begin to gather material.  Write quotations if they are applicable, but remember to acknowledge sources.  Don’t forget to site sources where appropriate. Ask Prof Guru 3
  4. 4.  Stop and think about the thesis, idea, or argument that answers the question, or purpose of the essay.  Stay focused. Be clear what your thesis is about. Ask Prof Guru 4
  5. 5.  Before you start writing, plan your outline. An outline is your blueprint for writing. It should consist of: An Introduction – Your introduction should be a paragraph that introduces the essay. The thesis should be stated in the introduction. Body –The body should be several paragraphs with examples that explain what the essay is about. Conclusion – One paragraph to summarize and give the essay an ending. Ask Prof Guru 5
  6. 6.  Keep the sentences simple and clear.  Avoid overly long sentences that are confusing to the reader.  Don’t expect the first draft to be perfect, just get it all down.  Stay focused. Don’t stray from the main topic of the essay.  Give yourself enough time to write.  Check spelling and grammar in later versions of the essay. Ask Prof Guru 6
  7. 7.  We want you to succeed because your success is our success.  If you need additional help, Ask Prof Guru has experts on staff to assist you with your assignments, essays, online courses, or getting a tutor.  Contact us today for a free homework evaluation at Ask Prof Guru 7