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4 STEPS TO ESSAY WRITINGWrite essay in easy steps

INTRODUCTIONEssay writing is better done when tackled in Steps. Since it is a combined activity -involving more than one task - it is better to accomplish it in easy steps. In this way, you will focus on each task and will easily manage your essay assignment. Remember these FOUR steps to write an essay:

IDEA GENERATION

RESEARCHING

WRITING

EDITING

STEP#1: IDEA GENERATION

HOW TO GENERATE IDEAS?Before writing an essay, you have to generate some good Ideas. To accomplish this task, you have to go through Idea generation process. This will involve TWO of the following effective techniques:

BRAINSTORMING

MIND MAPPING

BrainstormingThe purpose of brainstorming is to generate on a topic. It involves group discussion between two or more individuals with the aim to produce random ideas. Remember these factors when brainstorming a topic:

FOCUS ON QUANTITY- produce as many ideas as possible

AVOID CRITICISM- the goal is to generate assorted ideas without being judgmental

WELCOME UNUSUAL IDEA- come up with new and original ideas

Mind mappingMind mapping is a more refined form of idea generation. It is aimed to outline and classify ideas obtained through brainstorming. It involves:

Writing your topic in the centre

Branching out ideas through linear illustrations

Using colors to connect similar ideas

STEP#2: RESEARCHING

Researching Tips

After you have generated ideas, you have to research your topic. It involves gathering materials relevant to your topic. For researching your topic, you must:

Go through different sources of information- books, newspapers, magazines, academic journals etc and gather relevant information

Make notes of important information in the course of your research process

Organise your materials in a proper filing system

STEP#3: WRITING

FORMAT

The FORMAT of an essay is:Introduction: In this section, you will state purpose for writing the essay. You will provide background information about your topic. Here you will introduce your thesis statement.

Body: In the body part, you will elaborate on what you have stated in the introductory paragraph. Here you will provide your main arguments along with relevant examples to support your thesis. Use a proper organizational plan such as hierarchical steps or chronological order to discuss your arguments.

Conclusion: Lastly, you will summarise all your main arguments in the conclusion. Also, you will remind your readers about your thesis- the central argument of your discussion. Wrap up your paper by offering a relevant proposition.

STEP#4: EDITING

Important Skills Of Editing An EssayFinally, you must edit your work before handing it over. At this step, you must capitalise on the following four skills:

REVISING- Rephrase or rewrite portions of text

PROOFREADING- Remove spelling, grammar and punctuation errors

FORMATTING- Make sure that you have used the right formatting style for your paper

CREATED BY: ESSAY MOJO