Essay Writing Tips



There are probably quite a few of you out there in need of essay writing tips, so I thought I would put here some advice for you. I hope these little articles help you in writing a fluent, compact and informative essay. The idea is not to write a novel, but a paper that concentrated on the subject of the headline and delivers the informational message without bells and whistles.


These writing tips were much needed when I wrote my first essay in years - I had started studying Egyptology as an adult and it was time to make my first academic paper in many years. As I had been writing creative texts for years, what I thought would be a breeze surely wasn't. I was really lost first on how to write an essay.

The tips include

1. Choosing the Topic

How to define the purpose of the essay and evaluate the potential topics.


2. Brainstorming

Here's information on how you can efficiently brainstorm your essay.


3. Doing Research

How to find background information as well as specialized sources and evaluate the gathered information.


4. Outline

Should you write lengthy paragraphs or brief sentences?


5. Introduction

How to capture the reader's interest and provide the general idea of the essay's focus.



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When I painted this particular Book Owlie, my Husband commented I had made a self-portrait... Cannot say he was wrong, really. My Egyptology studies required long well researched essays, and our shared study was (and is) covered in books and notes.



6. Thesis Statement

If your essay requires a thesis statement, do it carefully.


7. Body

Tips for a strong body of an essay


8. Conclusion

90% work is done at this point, but a good conclusion is necessary!


9. Editing and Proofreading

Don't just submit your essay after writing it. Let it rest and do some editing and proofreading.


10. Types of Essay

A short overview of different types of essay.



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