How To Make A Perfect Essay
Pick a dynamic topic:
Choosing a topic is one of the hardest parts of writing any paper. Your teacher may or may not have provided a topic for your assignment. If they did, you will probably still need to focus on a certain aspect of it or to narrow it down. If not, your job will be even harder, as you’ll not only have to choose a subject but also a specific topic. When choosing a topic it is important to pick one that is dynamic, where you have several different arguments about it to choose from.
Ask ‘why’ and ‘how’ not just ‘what’:
Perhaps with the exception of research papers, it is important to focus your paper on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of your topic than the ‘what’. That is to say, rather than simply reciting facts about the topic you should include some sort of analysis. This can be as simple as asking why an aspect of the topic is the way it is, or how some part of it might be different if something changed. There are two reasons for focusing your essay on analysis: first, it shows that you have a deeper understanding of the topic, and it makes the paper more interesting to the reader. In order to make your paper an excellent one, it should tell the reader something that they couldn’t find out by reading anything else about the topic.
Choose a clear argument:
This argument will be your thesis statement: it should summarize the main point of the paper in one sentence. But before you can write a good thesis statement, you need to have formed a clear argument in your mind.
Lay your argument out clearly and logically:
While your thesis statement should clearly state your argument, the rest of your paper will lay out your argument, providing evidence to support it. To do this successfully, it is important to lay it out, point by point.
Organize your paper well:
Along with organizing your argument well, you must organize your paper well. In some ways these are connected: your argument must be well organized for your paper to be well organized. But using section headers and other organizational tactics will help your reader navigate your argument and paper better.
Keep track of sources:
You’ll likely be using sources to back up your argument and provide background information. These sources can quickly add up, so it is important to keep track of them both as you are researching and writing. As you add to your list, properly format the citations and include the web URLs for the sources when appropriate. This will save you time at the end of the writing process if you don’t have to go back and track them down and format them. There are several kinds of software that can help you to organize sources, and some of them are free. You can also use Google Scholar to import correctly formatted citations for scholarly sources.
Have it proofread:
Get a friend or family member to proofread your paper. They will be more likely to catch mistakes that you’ve missed.