Learning More About Essays
If you are in college or high school, it is likely you will have to write an essay for your English or literature class. If English is not your native language, you may find it challenging to write an essay for your class.
The first thing you will want to learn is the basic essay style. You will next want to gain the skills necessary to analyze other resources so that you can get ideas for writing your own essay. There are a number of things you can do to enhance your essay writing ability.
You can start by choosing a short story that you are familiar with. You can choose any story you want, and it is likely you will have an opinion about it, whether it is good or bad. After you have picked the story you want to use, take the time to brainstorm. You will want to spend time thinking about the characters, plot, and theme. Once you’re done brainstorming, you are ready to write an essay in which you will give your thoughts. You will first want to develop an outline. After you know what outline you want to use, you will next want to focus on the theme.
The entire essay will need to be split into the introductory, body, and summary paragraphs. While you can create any number of body paragraphs you want to get your point across, the introductory and summary paragraphs should generally only be one paragraph in length. You will want to start the introductory paragraph by using a sentence which gives your overall thoughts on the story you picked. Once you’ve added this sentence you will next want to follow it up with your thesis. In each paragraph you write for the essay, you will always want to start with an introductory paragraph.
At the end of each paragraph, you will want to use what is called a conclusion or summary. The purpose of writing this paragraph is to give the reader an overview of what the story is about. The purpose of the body paragraphs is to develop the thesis and topic that you used in the introductory paragraph. Every paragraph in the body should build on the central idea of your essay. At the same time, they should also conclude with a summary. Adding facts to your body paragraphs will allow you to argue your point. The summary should always be used to end your essay. It is the opposite of the introductory paragraph, and is just as important.
Based on the story you used, you will want to write a conclusion paragraph explaining what you thought of it. Your essay should be detailed in every way. You should use a number of different things which can allow you to illustrate your opinion. For example, if you didn’t like the story because of the plot, you will want to explain why the plot was weak. If you didn’t like the style of the writer, you will want to explain why you didn’t like their style. By doing this, you will get an understanding of how to write an essay. If English isn’t a subject your enjoy, or you don’t like to write, it is still a skill which you must master. If you decide to attend college or a university, you will be required to write dozens of essays before you graduate. Virtually any subject you take up will require you to write essays, even those that are technical in nature.
If you are in high school or even elementary school, it is important for you to realize that you will be writing essays as you progress through school. They are not limited to just English classes. Even if you go into a scientific or medical field, you will be required to write essays. If you should decide to pursue your Ph.d, you will be required to write a graduate paper that will likely be in the form of an essay. Because of this, you will want to learn how to effectively write an essay as soon as possible. Being able to get your points across to an audience is crucially important, no matter which field you decide to pursue.