Writing an essay can be an overwhelming task. Essays usually carry a lot of weight in your final grade. In some masters classes, an essay can determine your overall grade and be the number one indicator of your knowledge in the subject studied in that course. Here are some tips to help you with how to tackle the essay from the perspective of someone who has written at least 20 of them.
Start early. If you want to get a good grade and more importantly, write a quality essay, do not wait until the last minute to start your semester project. Take notes in class that have to do with your essay. Essays written at the last minute are easy to recognize because they lack deep thinking and analysis that have trials that are written in time. Even if you do not like what you are writing, start early and write your thoughts on a sheet for them to develop.
Review your work
Make sure you check your work several times for content errors before you edit and submit your essay. Check your thesis in general and determine if it is well developed. If there are superfluous sections, remove them. Have you answered all the questions you asked yourself? Your argument is original and gives of what to think? Also make sure that you edit your essay well and check for mistakes so your ideas do not compete with your mistakes in your teacher’s mind.
Do a thorough research
Use credible and credible research sources in your essay. Peer-reviewed journals and school textbooks are the best sources to use. Never use non-credible fonts and refrain from using dictionaries, encyclopedias and wikis. Adopt a good sense of what the general consensus is in the scholarship you are working with and then insert your ideas into the conversation. Some teachers want recent scholarships, so pay attention to the date of publication of your sources.
Talk to your teacher
Talk to your teacher about the homework. Discuss what the essay needs and make sure they both agree. Make an appointment to see your teacher to discuss the direction of your essay. Ask relevant questions like “Is this specific enough?” Does your essay seem to be of interest to your teacher? Make notes of the suggestions that you give and consider them. Most teachers will be happy to talk to you about your work. Teachers want to read interesting essays and are willing to help you get it.