How to properly start to write tour essay?

July 2, 2019
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Find arguments for both points of view.

If you need to write a more complex essay, then try to identify both points of view on the topic before you start writing. When writing an essay, you will need to focus on one line of argument. However, in the process of preparation, you will help you to make a consistent list of arguments that will help support your thesis.

In addition, leading arguments to the opposite point of view, you will understand which points of your essay should be better formulated. You will learn more about your topic and find more vocabulary to enrich your essay.

For example, you have an essay in which you prove that people should drink less coffee. To see the problem from two sides, you need to think the opposite point of view: the benefits of coffee. How do people quit if they are addicted to coffee? What about antioxidants found in coffee? Are they not helpful? Explore the whole subject in detail (both points of view) before you start writing.

Combine and break sentences

Once you have written the essay, go back to your text and find sentences that seem too long or overloaded. Break them into two or more sentences.

For example, the following sentence is too long and, as a result, incomprehensible:

If you want to write a letter, you can write it every day.

It can be broken down into two more understandable sentences (in that the word “writing” is used less often):

If you want to write in another language, you need to practice in creative ways every day. For example, you could start a blog, create fun poems or a friend.

Do the opposite – with sentences that are too short.

Also, look for sentences that are very closely related. If two related thoughts are expressed in two sentences, you can combine them into one with a semicolon (;).

For example, the following sentences are closely related:

It is really difficult, especially when you’re first getting. That’s why it helps to practice every day.

That is why you can write this:

It is really difficult, especially when you’re first getting; daily practice is helpful.