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How to Write an Essay and Stay Alive: the Manual for Newbies

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When it comes to writing an essay or some kind of a research paper no one is John McClane. Except for John McClane, on course. Every single person once experienced a minute (or an hour, or a week!) of consternation which probably can be compared only with a horror of facing a ticking mechanism with its green and red wires. ‘What should I write and – mostly – how can I ever do it?’ – the main thought that squeezes your brain at that moment. The first tip that we have for you is really dumb as well as useful: take a deep breath and write the following “Here starts my essay/research work”. It obviously won’t get your paper to start writing itself, but it will definitely turn a blank page to a non-blank one. It’s the beginning, a psychological trick, that has to calm you down a little. Then think of what you could be interested to write about or better – choose the topic which you are good at. What would you like to say to the world that it doesn’t know yet? What, in your opinion, do you know better than anyone? Think of it – how can it possibly be hard to talk about something that you love or are passionate at? See, that isn’t such a bomb.

Have a Plan and Don’t Die Hard

When you have your topic (at the start it doesn’t have to be clearly defined, all you have to choose is what you’re intending to write about) it gets easier. You will get even more relieved by making the outline. Identify the main subtopics of your subject and write them down. Don’t try to name the paragraphs exactly for good and all. At this stage you’re making this outline to clarify the structure for yourself, and in the final stage you will have the opportunity to fix it and make it perfect.

While writing an essay or a research work we are setting certain goals to achieve. There are plenty of them: from the intention to persuade someone in your personal opinion to letting your audience discover something that you did. The main line is you need to state the problem, in other words, to create a thesis statement. Here you pick from what side your essay will represent the topic. Put some reasonable thesis sentences and do not stretch it out too far – make it brief. The moment you have the thesis done, you are up to proceed to the body of your essay.

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The body of the paper is the most wide and profound paragraph. Here you do several things. Firstly you put the main thought of an essay in a sentence form (make it as pretty as informative. Then you build a construction of the few points which are called to support the main idea and under each subparagraph there are meant to be some descriptions or explanations. If you want, you can put some mini-conclusion after each of them.

Conclusion for an essay restates the ideas, you’ve proven in the main body. You need to show how your initial claim evolved in the process of writing. You may also finish with a provoking question or an interesting quote, that will inspire the people to proceed the research of your topic.

Done that all? Take a breath, and proofread, revise and edit! All in all, Officer McClane didn’t eradicate all the terrorists from the first attempt! It took the guy 5 movies to wipe out almost all of the world’s evil! And you only have a little essay to write. So stop whining and do your job, kiddo!

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