Creating an essay in 6 steps

Essay writing really isn’t that hard. Too many students make it into something way harder than it needs to be, and that just causes unnecessary stress in your life. All you need is a plan, and once you know each step to complete your essay, the actual writing part will be a breeze! Keep reading to find out what you need to do. Trust me; you don’t have to worry about getting this done: in this article, you’ll find out the secrets to getting an essay written painlessly and quickly.

Steps to Make a Great Essay

Here’s where I’ll explain what you need to do. If you’ve ever had that overwhelming feeling regarding an essay, you’re not alone. There are many students at schools all over the world struggling just like you are. And now you don’t have to struggle anymore. This article is for those students who just don’t seem to have enough time, or who don’t think they’re good at writing. Here’s your answer:

  1. The first thing you should always, always do is make an outline. Take the instructions from your teacher and jot down each point that he’s going to grade you on. Then, model and outline from each section, such as introduction, body, conclusion, and briefly write what you need to have in each one.
  2. Next, you need to do your research. Look up relevant sources at your library, talk to professionals in the industry, and search online.
  3. Write the first draft. This step should be the shortest and easiest. Once you have the foundation with an outline and research, all you need to do for step 3 is fill in the blanks between sections and quotes with your own words.
  4. Make a bibliography. Look at your instructions and find out the proper formatting for this. In step 2 you should have kept track of website URLs and author names.
  5. Get a second opinion from a family member or friend on your first draft. They can often see mistakes you can’t.
  6. Edit, edit, edit. Polish and whittle down your essay into something awesome. This may take a few revisions to get it right, but it’s always worth the time. This is probably the second most important step after outlining. Even though you have to have a first draft to edit, your draft can be very bad and still turn out good through good editing.