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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.
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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
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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
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Before you start writing, plan your outline. An
outline is your blueprint for writing. It should
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.
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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.
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