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13952344 No.13952344 [Reply] [Original]

first year. am an ok writer but i want to know a surefire way to write an essay thatll get good marks. in terms of how to structure it and what to emphasize the most, also general writing tips. i know every ta/prof is different but some general dos/donts would be great.

i currently plan the essay out before hand on a piece of paper, write down arguments, what each paragraph will say, thesis etc. i tend to try to make it more about the argument then trying to stuff as many quotes in as humanly possible. ussualy just plan on sticking to a simple thesis and avoid writing counter paragrphs but i wonder if i should start doing more complex thesis'. any help would be appreciated.

>> No.13952387

>>13952344
What class are you taking and what is the purpose of the essay? It's very hard to give you advice without knowing.

From your description you're focusing on all the wrong things so it would help to know what you're actually trying to accomplish.

>> No.13952428

>>13952387
essays mainly on literature,

>> No.13953174

>>13952428
For an intro class I would advise to not be a retard.

>> No.13953491

Especially in your first year, your first objective is to demonstrate that you know your shit so most teachers are fine with paraphrasing the text's main points with some basic analysis tacked on. Make sure that your original thought clearly follows from the material that you've learned and try to figure out each professor's idiosyncratic grading tendencies.

>> No.13953491,3 [INTERNAL] 

Pick a topic. You may have your topic assigned, or you may be given free reign to write on the subject of your choice. ...
Prepare an outline or diagram of your ideas. ...
Write your thesis statement. ...
Write the body. ...
Write the introduction. ...
Write the conclusion. ...
Add the finishing touches.

>> No.13953491,7 [INTERNAL] 

>>13953491,4
Why didn’t anyone tell me about this some months ago?!

>> No.13953491,8 [INTERNAL] 

Well, first of all try to follow the structure. Don't forget that the introduction is a crucial first step in this process. Plan your essay and make a basic outline. Write a draft of your essay and revise it by improving the content. Also, you can consult different sources in order bring evidence to your topic. Additionally, there are special pages that guide you and help to improve the format of your essay. If necessary, they can write it by themselves, you just have to fill in a form with all the requirements. Take a look at it https://essaybase.me/about . Although there are guidelines for constructing certain classic essay types, remember, there is no set formula.

>> No.13953491,9 [INTERNAL] 

Hey. If you have some writing skills it is not so difficult task. You just need to follow relevant structure, special rules and requirements. All this information you can find in internet. So all you will need is your time:) I usually read articles like https://thefairytaletraveler.com/2017/06/30/essay-on-traveling-alone/ about my essay topic. Quite helpful!

>> No.13953491,10 [INTERNAL] 

Maybe we should read a few different writing guides of well-formed essays. On the basis of which you can create your own. In this case, I can advise you <a href=https://studyfy.com/writing-guides>studyfy.com/writing-guides</a>. At least this helped me once.

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