By on January 23 2019 08:55:27
A vital part of learning how to write essays is to understand the importance of structure. Structure helps the reader to understand where your essay is going and what you are trying to tell them. Think of the structure as a framework around which you can build your writing, Firstly, while researching your topic, write down the main points in dot point form, using only a few words - these will form the main structure for your essay. It does not matter much at this stage what order they are in - you can sort that out later. Under each main point, jot down 2 or 3 sub points that go into a bit more detail about that particular aspect of your essay.
If you are still in school or have in fact gone back to school to get a degree, you know that a major portion of the course you take will be writing essays. And for many this is not a huge deal. After all, after you have done a few essays it should not be a problem right? The thing with that line of thinking is that there are those that no matter what, just cannot seem to write in the style that is required by most essays and most professors. That said, whenever a new assignment comes up they immediately dread doing it and will most often put off until the last minute. This, of course, is certainly not what you want to do and it can be completely avoided if you follow some suggestions.
One suggestion that helps quite a bit is once you get the assignment for the rest of the day, just put away and do not think about. Do everything else they would normally do throughout your day but leave that be. When the next day arrives, take it out and take a look at the first section of your assignment. This can be anything from instructions on how to proceed to simply a list of topics that you can choose from. If it is a list of topics that you can choose from then choose the one that most interests you and stick to it as your first choice is normally your best. This will allow you to begin research and writing on something that interests you and as such will make the entire process feel a little easier.
Another suggestion is to spend the time up front and gather all of your resources and research both online and off-line together. By doing this, it allows you to have all of your research organized and together. The last thing you want to do is research while you are trying to write. The reason for this of course is that you wind up getting confused especially if you have a lot of research to do. Its far better to get the research together and organized before you start to write.