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09/04/2019

How to write an Essay?

QUESTION
How to write an Essay?
I need to write an Essay.
What is it exactly? I’ve researched a bit but I still do not fully understand.
Are we supposed to argue about a certain topic and give our opinions and ideas? and elaborate our answers? Can an essay be a bit like telling a story? please help! I’m really lost i don’t know what an essay form is?! Please explain. Thank you!

ANSWER
Before you start writing an essay, you need to decide three things. What are you writing about? Who do you imagine will be reading your essay? What do you want to tell them? A popular kind of essay is to offer your reader an opinion or argument.

You can write a successful essay by starting off with a plan. The key to doing a successful essay is to break the writing down into short, simple steps.

Then, begin by brainstorming. Brainstorming doesn’t involve writing complete sentences or paragraphs. Brainstorming involves coming up with ideas in words or short phrases.
Main idea for your essay
Write down the main idea of your essay. To express your main idea, write only a few words.

Brainstorming “for” your main idea
Write a word or a phrase that relates to your main idea. This should be something about your main idea that you agree with.

Next, write another word or phrase relating to your main idea. This should also be something about your main idea that you agree with.

Now, write a third word or phrase relating to your main idea that you agree with.
Brainstorming “against” your main idea
Write a word or a phrase that relates to your main idea. This should be something about your main idea that you disagree

Try writing a second or phrase relating to your main idea. This too should something about your main idea that you disagree with.

Now, write down a third word or phrase relating to your main idea that you disagree with.

Last is building your essay’s outline. Building an outline is like drawing a map of your essay. The job of an outline is to sum up each paragraph in your essay. Outlining doesn’t involve writing complete paragraphs. But outlining is a good time to write a few sentences. Think of these as your topic sentences.
Introductory paragraph of your essay
Reread your main idea. Now, write a complete sentence about your main idea.

First part of essay body
Reread your words or phrases that you agree with. Write a complete sentence using each.

Second part of essay body
Reread your words or phrases that you disagree with. Write a complete sentence using each.

Finally, reread your whole outline. Finish organizing your thoughts. Decide if you like the order of your topic sentences, or need to change the order a little.