How I Learnt To Write An English Essay

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The Mystical Cherub
Mar 25, 2019   •  7 views

“You may not write well but you can always edit a bad page. You cannot edit a blank page.”These words by Jodi Picoult echo whenever I plop down to write. I’m always interested to jot down on particular topics and compile it. I was in 6th grade when my teacher Mrs. Uma Saxena guided me how to present it and in a form of essay.

As far as I remember, I started doing it by making mistakes but never gave up on my hopes that one day I may not be the best at it but I’ll be able to write it correctly. I gradually developed a habit of writing one essay in a week or two and showing it to my professor. Honestly, I was scared to think or to present because I was unknown with the way how to write an essay. But with the help of my English teachers I was able to accomplish this task.

We first begin an essay with an introduction. The introduction may include a thesis statement or can start with an appropriate and attractive quote or a statement. It's worth reiterating that a strong thesis statement is specific. If you find yourself using general or common words like "good," then you're not digging deep enough. Be sure it adheres to the assignment or project guidelines.

After this, as you arrive on the body of your essay keep the flow of transitions in your mind. Transactions are the basic colors to portray an essay. I cannot write an essay unless I have an idea of what to write and I always have adifficulty on what to write in the matter so to overcome this, my teacher told me that I need to just sit and think of the ideas and do brainstorming. This is just like to draw the skeleton of how my content is going to be. Basically, this helped to ensure my paper is logical, well organized and flows properly. My professor always gave me some tips before doing any work. She told me to fill in facts from my research under each paragraph and make sure each paragraph ties back in my thesis creating a cohesive, understandable essay. After doing all this there must be a conclusion which is a short summary of an essay. Perhaps just dash a little bit of personality into the conclusion and end it with a rhetorical question or a call to act.

This helped me in reading and note making, critical thinking and analysis, organizing ideas, arguing cases, clear my examinations and communicating effectively with a reader. It takes a lot of efforts to write an essay but practice makes a person perfect. Fortunately, I had a great experience learning new lessons and preaching. The tips for writing an essay given by my English professors helped me to get a well-written essay wherever required.

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