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Essay Writing

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1GMT + 4 Hours Essay Writing on 03/01/10, 05:48 pm

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Guide Line For Essay Writing
An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task.
Either way, your essay will have the same basic format.

If you follow a few simple steps, you will find that the essay almost writes itself. You will be responsible only for supplying ideas, which are the important part of the essay anyway.
Don't let the thought of putting pen to paper daunt you.

Topic Has Been Assigned


You may have no choice as to your topic. If this is the case, you still may not be ready to jump to the next step.
Think about the type of paper you are expected to produce. Should it be a general overview, or a specific analysis of the topic? If it should be an overview, then you are probably ready to move to the next step. If it should be a specific analysis, make sure your topic is fairly specific. If it is too general, you must choose a narrower subtopic to discuss.
For example, the topic "KENYA" is a general one. If your objective is to write an overview, this topic is suitable. If your objective is to write a specific analysis, this topic is too general. You must narrow it to something like "Politics in Kenya" or "Kenya's Culture."
Once you have determined that your topic will be suitable, you can move on.



Topic Has Not Been Assigned


If you have not been assigned a topic, then the whole world lies before you. Sometimes that seems to make the task of starting even more intimidating. Actually, this means that you are free to choose a topic of interest to you, which will often make your essay a stronger one.
Define Your Purpose


The first thing you must do is think about the purpose of the essay you must write. Is your purpose to persuade people to believe as you do, to explain to people how to complete a particular task, to educate people about some person, place, thing or idea, or something else entirely? Whatever topic you choose must fit that purpose.
Brainstorm Subjects of Interest


Once you have determined the purpose of your essay, write down some subjects that interest you. No matter what the purpose of your essay is, an endless number of topics will be suitable.
If you have trouble thinking of subjects, start by looking around you. Is there anything in your surroundings that interests you? Think about your life. What occupies most of your time? That might make for a good topic. Don't evaluate the subjects yet; just write down anything that springs to mind.
Evaluate Each Potential Topic


If you can think of at least a few topics that would be appropriate, you must simply consider each one individually. Think about how you feel about that topic. If you must educate, be sure it is a subject about which you are particularly well-informed. If you must persuade, be sure it is a subject about which you are at least moderately passionate. Of course, the most important factor in choosing a topic is the number of ideas you have about that topic.
Even if none of the subjects you thought of seem particularly appealing, try just choosing one to work with. It may turn out to be a better topic than you at first thought.
Before you are ready to move on in the essay-writing process, look one more time at the topic you have selected. Think about the type of paper you are expected to produce. Should it be a general overview, or a specific analysis of the topic? If it should be an overview, then you are probably ready to move to the next step. If it should be a specific analysis, make sure your topic is fairly specific. If it is too general, you must choose a narrower subtopic to discuss.
For example, the topic "KENYA" is a general one. If your objective is to write an overview, this topic is suitable. If your objective is to write a specific analysis, this topic is too general. You must narrow it to something like "Politics in Kenya" or "Kenya's Culture."
Once you have determined that your topic will be suitable, you can move on.
Write The Body Paragraph



In the body of the essay, all the preparation up to this point comes to fruition. The topic you have chosen must now be explained, described, or argued.
Each main idea that you wrote down in your diagram or outline will become one of the body paragraphs. If you had three or four main ideas, you will have three or four body paragraphs.
Each body paragraph will have the same basic structure.



  1. Start by writing down one of your main ideas, in sentence form.
    If your main idea is "reduces freeway congestion," you might say this:
    Public transportation reduces freeway congestion.

  2. Next, write down each of your supporting points for that main idea, but leave four or five lines in between each point.
  3. In the space under each point, write down some elaboration for that point.
    Elaboration can be further description or explanation or discussion.


    Supporting Point
    Commuters appreciate the cost savings of taking public transportation rather than driving.
    Elaboration
    Less driving time means less maintenance expense, such as oil changes.
    Of course, less driving time means savings on gasoline as well.
    In many cases, these savings amount to more than the cost of riding public transportation.
  4. If you wish, include a summary sentence for each paragraph.
    This is not generally needed, however, and such sentences have a tendency to sound stilted, so be cautious about using them.


Once you have fleshed out each of your body paragraphs, one for each main point, you are ready to continue.

Finishing touch
You have now completed all of the paragraphs of your essay. Before you can consider this a finished product, however, you must give some thought to the formatting of your paper.
Check the order of your paragraphs.


Look at your paragraphs. Which one is the strongest? You might want to start with the strongest paragraph, end with the second strongest, and put the weakest in the middle. Whatever order you decide on, be sure it makes sense. If your paper is describing a process, you will probably need to stick to the order in which the steps must be completed.

Check the instructions for the assignment.


When you prepare a final draft, you must be sure to follow all of the instructions you have been given.

  • Are your margins correct?
  • Have you titled it as directed?
  • What other information (name, date, etc.) must you include?
  • Did you double-space your lines?

Check your writing.


Nothing can substitute for revision of your work. By reviewing what you have done, you can improve weak points that otherwise would be missed. Read and reread your paper.

  • Does it make logical sense?
    Leave it for a few hours and then read it again. Does it still make logical sense?

  • Do the sentences flow smoothly from one another?
    If not, try to add some words and phrases to help connect them. Transition words, such as "therefore" or "however," sometimes help. Also, you might refer in one sentence to a thought in the previous sentence. This is especially useful when you move from one paragraph to another.

  • Have you run a spell checker or a grammar checker?
    These aids cannot catch every error, but they might catch errors that you have miss
    ed.


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2GMT + 4 Hours Re: Essay Writing on 23/01/10, 09:32 pm

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3GMT + 4 Hours Re: Essay Writing on 24/01/10, 05:01 am

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thanxx


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iss baras
phir se
ussi mosam mein
meri jholi mein
phir se ghum hona
meri aankhon ka
phir se num hona
muje ye sochne pe
majboor karta hai
k
dukhon ki iss baarish mein
muje rulaane ki iss saazish mein
mere kai dushmano ki
jo haamil hai
yeh mosam b
to shaamil hai

4GMT + 4 Hours Re: Essay Writing on 24/01/10, 06:40 am

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5GMT + 4 Hours Re: Essay Writing on 24/01/10, 08:01 am

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6GMT + 4 Hours Re: Essay Writing on 24/01/10, 12:36 pm

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thanxx


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iss baras
phir se
ussi mosam mein
meri jholi mein
phir se ghum hona
meri aankhon ka
phir se num hona
muje ye sochne pe
majboor karta hai
k
dukhon ki iss baarish mein
muje rulaane ki iss saazish mein
mere kai dushmano ki
jo haamil hai
yeh mosam b
to shaamil hai

7GMT + 4 Hours Re: Essay Writing on 24/01/10, 12:54 pm

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8GMT + 4 Hours Re: Essay Writing on 24/01/10, 01:26 pm

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iss baras
phir se
ussi mosam mein
meri jholi mein
phir se ghum hona
meri aankhon ka
phir se num hona
muje ye sochne pe
majboor karta hai
k
dukhon ki iss baarish mein
muje rulaane ki iss saazish mein
mere kai dushmano ki
jo haamil hai
yeh mosam b
to shaamil hai

9GMT + 4 Hours Re: Essay Writing on 24/01/10, 02:30 pm

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10GMT + 4 Hours Re: Essay Writing on 24/01/10, 04:35 pm

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11GMT + 4 Hours Re: Essay Writing on 26/01/10, 03:53 pm

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iss baras
phir se
ussi mosam mein
meri jholi mein
phir se ghum hona
meri aankhon ka
phir se num hona
muje ye sochne pe
majboor karta hai
k
dukhon ki iss baarish mein
muje rulaane ki iss saazish mein
mere kai dushmano ki
jo haamil hai
yeh mosam b
to shaamil hai

12GMT + 4 Hours Re: Essay Writing on 28/01/10, 06:48 pm

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