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Tips for writing an essay

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    • #24049
      Betty Dawson

      Before you start writing your essay, formulate a goal
      You’re probably tired of hearing this kind of advice. But it is very important to start writing your paper with specific ideas. To do this, you need an essay outline. It won’t take much time, just open a new Word document and write down in order the ideas you want to discuss about review.
      Balanced arguments.
      A good essay combines two sides of the argument, presenting information on one side and considering different points of view on the other. One-sided arguments will not impress the admissions committee.
      Your opinion is also considered.
      Justify your opinions. This will show that you are not hiding behind other people’s thoughts, but that you have your own reasonable independent point of view.
      Appeal to Quotations.
      Justify your opinions by using quotations from famous works. This demonstrates a good command of information. However, do not go overboard; extremely many quotations in an essay will not be a plus for you. Frequent reference to quotations is your insecurity in explaining the topic. As mentioned before, it is very important to make your arguments based on the arguments.
      Scientific citations and bibliography.
      Show your competence by using citations referencing the literature used. This will not only show your organization and erudition, but also the number of papers that were studied during the creation of your motivational letter.

      For citations, footnotes, you can use the “footnote” “insert” function in a text editor. There are various accepted forms for citations, but remember, you need to stick to one format in your work. Usually in footnotes write the title and author of the work, the date of publication, and the page number.

      For example: Curta, F. (2007) – “Some remarks on ethnicity in medieval archaeology” in Early Medieval Europe 15 (2), pp. 159-185
      Error Corrections
      How many times have you typed the word form instead of from? This, by the way, is one of the huge number of mistakes that are missed in checking. Your English should be flawless: clear and straightforward sentence structure, all apostrophes in place, no typos or grammatical errors.

      Number and write your name at the top of each page of the essay. Also, make sure to use the same Times New Roman or Arial font. For example, reading a fancy Gothic font is hard. Even if you are writing about a Gothic trend in literature,
      the person reading your work won’t be at all interesting or hard to read.
      Make it on time.
      You don’t need to be reminded of deadlines for submitting your work, but it’s important anyway, to fully understand, we explain why: even if you wrote the best essay in 100 years, but submitted it for review later than the set terms, the chances of a good review as well as its consideration are reduced. Don’t leave it to the last days; ideally, you should start writing your essay well in advance and leave time for reviewing and analyzing your work.

    • #24140
      Lynn Trimble

      Thanks for your detailed recommendations. I think this will help me. Writing is my weak point. All my attempts to write a good article have ended in vain. A dissertation defense presentation is coming up soon and I want to do my best to make it flawless. I will probably use your recommendations.

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