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How Do You Write An Essay – A Few Tips

An essay consists of an intro, body paragraphs, and the conclusion. The intro tells the reader what the essay is about. The body gives the reader all the information that they need to know about the subject. The conclusion wraps everything up and tells the reader everything else they need to know on the subject. Now that you know the basics to writing an essay, now I can give you some tips on what to do and not do in your essay.

Tips To Do

- Make sure your essay in written clearly, if your try to make it too wordy but using a thesaurus, then your readers will get lost.

- Write it in an active voice, use verbs that are direct and make your sentences clear.

- Pay attention to the sentence structure or your readers will get bored or lost if they have to read long sentences over and over again.

- Use the same tenses through out your essay. You don’t want to be switching back and forth between present and past tense.

- Have someone look over your essay and see if they can find any mistakes you missed. As the writer you may be to involve with topic to properly edit your own work.

Tips On What Not To Do

- You don’t want to put first person pronouns into your essay. This means don’t use, I, our, my, us, we, you, etc. You reader knows who wrote the essay and you don’t have to put to yourself in it.

- Don’t use contractions in your essay, like don’t, can’t, wouldn’t, couldn’t, etc. Spell them out like do not, cannot, would not, could not, and so on.

- No archaic terms in your essay, like thus or alas, these are not common used words in the English language and should not be used in your essay.

- No slang, just because it is in the Urban dictionary or even the actually dictionary it doesn’t mean you should use it in your essay.

- No Clichés! Don’t use too little too late, a diamond in the rough, a fate worse than death, a fish out of water and so on. Look up a list of clichés and read them all and then don’t use them.

- Don’t use phrases like, in this paper, in conclusion, this essay, and so on. These are lazy ways to start or finish your essay and should never be used in any academic paper.