Essay Writing | Creative Writing Section



Preparation & Research

     1. Choose the purpose of the essay. The purpose might be to educate colleagues on your most recent research, or to convince others to believe your point of view to get funding for a project, or to explain your goals and aspirations to a college admissions team.

    2. Write a list of points that you want to emphasize in the essay. Jot important details beside each one. These details will become the supporting statements for each point.

    3. Organize the above list to reflect the order that you want each point presented as you write the essay. Review the organization to be certain that there is a smooth flow of information. A professional essay needs to have a smooth flow so the reader can progressively imagine the topic.

    4. Research each point and all supporting details. When researching, it is best to limit the sources to educational and research materials for best result.

Order of Writing

    5. Write the informational paragraphs by following the chosen order of presentation. After writing this part of the essay, read it critically to be certain that you have sufficiently supported each point.

    6. Read the informational paragraphs aloud to be certain that the flow of information is still in the order that you want to present it. The first two of the informational paragraphs should have your most crucial points and excellent research. If there is a weaker point that you need to mention, then bury it in the middle of the essay between stronger points.

    7. Write the introductory paragraph. This is the most important part of the essay, as it will set the mood with your reader as either boring or interesting. State the purpose of the essay and introduce the main points in the introductory paragraph in the same order that you present them in the essay. The introductory paragraph is very strongly written in an essay.

    8. Write the conclusion as a strong, convincing paragraph. Although you will be touching upon the main points in the same order as the introduction, the conclusion is not a re-write of the introductory paragraph. The conclusion of an essay needs to convince the reader that you have proven your points with valid research from respectable sources.

BASIC THINGS TO BE NOTED

·   How to begin Essay ?

1. It is true that …

2. It is a well-known fact that …

3. I can’t help but disagree with the given statement that …

4. I entirely agree with the given statement that …

5. Whether or not smoking should be ban in public lace has been a debatable issue everywhere …

·   Some useful phrases to open up the points in the BODY of the essay

1. So far as I know …

2. As far as my knowledge is concerned …

3. In my personal point of view …

4. I would like to opine that …

5. I would like to stress upon the fact that …

6. As we all are cognizant of the fact that …

7. Some people argue that …

8. Others may disagree that …

9. Those who disagree / point out that …

10.            It couldn’t be denied that …

11.            As the saying goes that …

12.            There goes a famous proverb in my community that …

13.            Words like : Furthermore, Beside, Moreover, In addition, Likewise, similarly, whereas, indeed

·   How to conclude an essay ?

1. In conclusion …

2. Summing up all, the conclusion can be drawn that …

3. Last but certainly not the least …

4. I would like to wind up the essay stating that …

5. In the nut shell …

·    Introduction shouldn’t last more than 3-4 sentences.

·    Do not particularize any place or community. (Instead write – in the context of the place where I live)

·    Do not generalize the simple facts before defining the points in the essay.

·    In anargumentative essay, points should be in the ratio of 60:40 or 70:30 (or 50:50, leaving everything upon the readers)

·    NEVER REPEAT THE POINTS, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.

·    Never us the point/expression that may hurt the sentiment of a person (be it that political party or religious group). However, you can criticize the general system but not the person in particular.

·    Never leave your essay unconcluded. At least write one or two comments necessary to complete it.

Ways to write an Argumentative essay

1. Introduce your topic and assert your side

As in any essay, the first paragraph of your argument essay should contain a brief explanation of your topic, some background information, and a thesis statement. In this case, your thesis will be a statement of your position on a particular controversial topic.

One of the Example of introductory paragraph with thesis statement:

Since the turn of the new century, a theory has emerged concerning the end of the world or at least the end of life as we know it. This new theory centers around the year 2012, a date that many claim has mysterious origins in ancient manuscripts from many different cultures. The most noted characteristic of this date is that it appears to mark the end of the Mayan calendar. But there is no evidence to suggest that the Maya saw any great relevance to this date. In fact, none of the claims surrounding a 2012 doomsday event hold up to scientific inquiry. The year 2012 will pass without a major, life-altering catastrophe.


2. Present both sides of the controversy
The body of your essay will contain the meat of your argument. You should go into more detail about the two sides of your controversy and state the strongest points of the counter-side of your issue.

After describing the “other” side, you will present your own viewpoint and then provide evidence to show why your position is the correct one.

Select your strongest evidence and present your points one by one. Use a mix of evidence types, from statistics, to other studies and anecdotal stories. This part of your paper could be any length, from two paragraphs to two hundred pages.

Re-state your position as the most sensible one in your summary paragraphs.

3. Tips for Your Essay:

§  Avoid emotional language

§  Know the difference between a logical conclusion and an emotional point of view

§  Don’t make up evidence

§  Cite your sources

§  Make an outline

§  Be prepared to defend your side by knowing the strongest arguments for the other side. You might be challenged by the teacher or by another student.