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09/08/2019

how do you write a good essay and what are some good tips i can use to help me to write an essay?

QUESTION
how do you write a good essay and what are some good tips i can use to help me to write an essay?

ANSWER
Have a clear thesis statement.

Do not stray from your thesis statement — if you told the reader you were going to prove/talk about one thing don’t veer off into other areas.

Don’t be too broad — there are a lot of things you can say about any given subject, pick a few and stay focused on those few.

Remember that everything you write is essentially an argument. You are trying to prove your case, whatever that may be, so quash the opposing argument in your writing.

Cite your sources. Teachers aren’t as stupid as you think and will know if you just copied info from another source (I busted a freshman college student who copied and pasted his whole essay off the Internet).

Outline your paper before you begin writing.

Read the paper OUT LOUD (REALLY), to a friend, your parents, the cat — you will catch sentences that don’t sound right. I promise this is the best advice I ever received!

And most importantly, use spell check. There is nothing that makes you appear more lazy than not hitting the spell check button.