For some people, writing comes naturally. They are able to create amazing essays in just a few hours, without having to search for alternative sources of inspiration. For others, however, writing is a complicated task and they need some more guidelines and instructions.
No matter what group you belong to, we prepared for you some helpful ideas that will make the entire process much easier and more productive.
Create a table of contents
Even if you are very familiar with the main topic and you feel like you could write the entire essay without taking a single break, you should not start writing before establishing the main ideas that you want to cover.
First, it is easy to miss something important when you write without guidelines. Second, you will have a structure to help you if you suddenly don’t have any inspiration. Third, you can always go back and change the order of the ideas if you feel like they don’t flow naturally.
Depending on the size of the essay, you can create an elaborate table of contents with specific chapters or you can just write down the main points that you need to cover.
Don’t stop writing for small mistakes
When you are in the mood to write and you finally got your inspiration, you should not stop after every paragraph to correct grammar or structure mistakes. You will have plenty of time for this later!
Once you are done with the first draft, you will probably have to re-write, edit and correct the essay for a number of times. That is when you can stop and think about every sentence that does not sound right.
Read similar essays
While it is never a good idea to copy content from other students, it is always recommended to read as much as you can, regarding the topic you are covering. This will give you fresh information that you can include in your paper, but most important it will give you a different point of view.
The best essays are always the ones that take into consideration different perspectives.
Quote other authors when you mention their work
It does not matter if it’s an entire paragraph or just an idea; it is important to always mention other authors when you use their ideas. Depending on what format you need to use, you can keep a page at the end of the essay only for references, or you can include them direct in the content.