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Excelling in writing: how to craft good essays in college


Crafting great essays when you are in college is mission critical to ensure that you will get good grades.  In addition to that there is nothing that is more important than also having the best essays so that you will be able to keep your audience reading.  For that reason it is very important to make sure that you take notes and decide first of all, what your topic is.  After doing that, do plenty of research so that you will be able to have the best possible research.  Once you have all of your research in place, take the content and then sit down and build an outline.

An outline is like the bones of the structure and will ensure that you are able to have the best possible structure for the meat of your essay.  When you sit down and when you map out all of the content, you will then be able to see it starting to come together in a logical flow which will ensure that you are able to keep your readers interested.

Next make sure that you craft a great opening statement, this will become the thesis of your essay and it states up front for your reader the point that you are trying to illustrate so that there is no question as to what it is you are trying to prove.  For that reason, a great way to ensure that you are able to bring your reader in is to create a controversial thesis statement.  By doing that you will be able to bring the reader directly into the body of the reading, and you will be able to grab their attention.

If you feel like you still need assistance with your writing, go and see the local department of academic assistance at your school.  They will be able to analyze your work and will be able to ensure that you are then putting everything together in a logical flow and increasing your skill.

Here is a checklist to ensure you have it down!

  1. Choose Your Topic
  2. Research Your Topic
  3. Create an Outline
  4. Craft a Thesis
  5. Write a first draft
  6. Send it to a peer
  7. Then have the draft edited
  8. Make Changes
  9. Resubmit your draft to a different friend
  10. Await Feedback
  11. Submit for your class
 

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