There are a lot of things that can be expected from an essay. Essays usually have different purposes. There is a possibility that you would like to create an essay because you would like to state your point of view about something that you strongly believe in. It is also possible that you just want to say something about what you have experienced.
You have to remember that essays will always have basic format. This is one of the reasons why people sometimes become afraid to start writing because they do not know if they would be following the proper format or not.
Do you want to write a good essay? You do not need to worry now. You can have the essay that you want when you follow the things that will be mentioned below. You have to remember that knowing the basic structure will help you in writing your essay properly.
Parts of an Essay
You will not be able to write an essay until you already know the different parts of the paper. There may be different parts depending on what your professor would state but the most basic parts of an essay are the following:
- Body Paragraphs
These things will be discussed more in detail later. You have to remember that your essay must be fluid and you would have to remember to keep your view intact throughout the whole article.
The Purpose of Your Essay
Your paper cannot be made if you do not have a purpose in mind. You have to know what you would like to talk about. You have to state the purpose of your paper. Are you going to write about what you did last summer? Are you going to write about the advantages of using generic drugs over branded ones? The different topics may be endless. You have to make sure that you know your purpose and you know what you would like people to know. Remember that an essay can also be used to convince.
Let us now discuss the different parts of the paper in detail:
- Body Paragraphs
This is the beginning of the paper and you have to make sure that you will start it appropriately. It should be able to get the attention of the person who is going to read your paper otherwise, the person would not want to continue on with what you have to say. Make sure that you will let the reader be involved and engulfed with what you have to say so that he/she will keep on reading. Do remember that in making the introduction, you have to make it clear what you would like to state. You cannot talk about other topics that you find interesting. It has to be the same topic that you would like to talk about.
This is the part wherein it can be a bit tricky because you have to make sure that you will be very fluid in talking about the topic that you strongly believe in. You have to start each paragraph with a topic that you would like to expound throughout the whole paragraph. The moment that you finish talking about that topic, you would have to start another paragraph. Make sure that you will place the support details and provide facts that will help convince the reader about the things that you are talking about. You should also end each paragraph appropriately so that the reader will not feel like the paragraph is open-ended. You may also make use of transitional sentences that will make it easier for the reader to go from one of the paragraphs to the other.
This is the part of your essay wherein you are going to talk about everything that you have written but in summary form. Through this, you will be able to say the proper information that will help the reader wrap up all the things that you have said. Make sure that you will state the main points of your paper. This will make it easier for your reader to figure out what are the things that should be focused on and which ones can be considered as support for the whole paper.
There is a possibility that even with all of the things that are mentioned above, you will still feel a bit confused with the things that you should write on your paper. It might also be hard for you to gather all of the information that you need. It is important that you do the following so that you can write an essay better:
- Research about your topic beforehand – You have to make sure that you will research about the topic that you would like to write about because if you wouldn’t do this, there is a chance that you will not be able to continue on with the things that you are going to say.
- Know the appropriate words that you should place – If ever you would want to use some words that you do not normally use, you might want to make sure that you are going to use them appropriately.
- Emphasize the proper points – Make sure that you will emphasize all the proper points to make your paper easier to understand.
Do remember that when you are writing your paper, make sure that you will have fun while you are doing it. If you are not having fun, it will show through your paper. The more that you write essays, the more that you will become better at it.