Tuesday, 23 October 2012

How to Write an Essay Outline

An essay is a regular paper in a college. Many students struggle when writing an essay due to lack of planning. A good essay outline can help you in this regards. It gives you a roadmap of your essay paper and gives you an organizational plan of your essay contents. A standard essay has three parts: introductions, body and conclusion. By writing an outline, you are able to see how you will fill each section of it. In the later section of article, I will give an essay outline guide for your essay paper.

Given below are some important tips that will help you write a proper outline of your essay paper:

• Introduction: An introduction is an important part of an essay. This is where you have to grab attention of the readers and convince them to read on your whole paper. In this section, you need to add interesting details of your topic and provide them with background information of your topic. Introduce your topic here.

• Body: The body is the centre stage of your essay paper. Here, you need to present main arguments of your essay with supporting details. Create a “header” and arrange your main arguments under it with sub-arguments in the “sub-headers”. Arrange your arguments in hierarchical order. Each paragraph of your essay should focus only on one argument. Add a ‘topic sentence’ with each paragraph. Do not forget to include relevant examples and facts to support your thesis.

• Conclusion: The conclusion section of your essay summarizes your whole essay. This is like a flashback of your whole essay. Arrange your main arguments in summarized form. Include a powerful sentence to finish your essay. Remember! Never introduce any new idea here. In the final analysis, it is established that an outline is an integral part of an essay paper. It is like a map of for a destination. As without a proper roadmap, you cannot reach your destination, similarly without a proper outline, you cannot write a compelling essay. Therefore, always remember the above mentioned tips when writing outline of your essay.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Top Tips for Excellent Writing

Writing is a skilled task; therefore it has to be learned by practicing. But there are some basic skills that everybody can learn and apply in his/her writing no matter if s/he is writing an article, research paper, report or a biography. They are:

• Carry Out Research Research is an integral part of writing. A good research can allow you to gather enough materials to write for your topic. You can go to different sources from print materials to video contents and collect relevant information to write on your topic.

 • Conduct Brainstorming Sessions Good writing needs good ideas. Regardless of how good your topic is, you must extract good ideas from it and here you will need brainstorming techniques. Conduct a brainstorming sessions with your friends and ask their viewpoint on different aspects of a topic. This will also give you a good opportunity to look at your topic with different perspectives.

• Draw Mind Maps After you have generated ideas on your topic, you need to group them in mind maps. This will help you link them together and understand them. After you have completed the idea generation process, you can proceed to actually writing your topic. Given below are some important tips that will improve your writing skills:

• Focus on the Main Idea of your Topic You just never write something, but you write on specific idea. Whether it is a biography, report, essay, dissertation, article or whatever it is; you must keep your focus on that particular idea of your topic. This is important to engage the readers with your writing and effectively convey your idea to them.

• Find your Target Audience Always write keeping in mind your targeted readers. Find out who they are, what they think, what group of age they belong to etc. This will help you locate them and mold your writing style according to their needs.

• Tie Up your Ideas Being coherent is the most important skill when writing on something. Your writing should speak as a whole. Use proper transitional words between sentences and paragraphs in order to make smooth transitions between different parts of your writing.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

How to Avoid Procrastination and Write a Winning Essay

Essay papers are a regular assignment among college students. They must present good essay assignments before a review committee in order to get good grades. Sorry to say but many students lack in writing a compelling essay. The underlying causes are: narrow researching expertise and poor writing skills. This is why many students look for some kind of essay assistance to complete their essay assignment. In this article, I will provide you with some exceptional tips that will serve as a guideline to overcome these two basic shortcomings in students. Here they are:

• Perform Extensive Research: A solid essay is substantiated by good research. You need to find pertinent information to support your thesis. Go through different sources of information like books, newspapers, magazines, academic journals etc and gather relevant materials. Jot down the source details while conducting the research.

• Free Write Ideas: Free writing is an act of writing on a blank paper for 5-10 minutes. The purpose of free writing is to write continue writing whatever comes in your mind. This is an effective way of overcoming the writer’s block and produce relevant ideas.

• Draw Mind Maps: In this step, we will analyze the ideas resulted in free writing. You need to draw a figure with your topic name and branch out ideas from it. In this way, you are able to link ideas together and interpret them. Now, I will be giving you some more tips on how you can write an essay in the true sense. Here they are: Focus on your Thesis: Focus your writing on your main argument; this will be the thesis of your essay. Focusing on your main point will help the readers engage with your writing. Therefore, you must write with an objective and direct your writing on your central argument.

 • Target your Readers: When writing an essay, you must remember your target audience. You must assess their level of expertise, knowledge and skills before writing your essay. This will help you understand your targeted readers and you will be able to connect them with your writing.

•Be Consistent: When writing an essay, it is important that you use proper transitional words between sentences and paragraphs in order to be consistent through the essay. Your essay paper should speak as a whole and not like separate body of text. This will help the readers clearly understand your all points.