Essay Writing

Introduction

An essay is a piece of writing that is written to convince someone of the given topic or to simply inform the reader.  For the reader to be persuaded or adequately informed, the essay must include several important components to make it convincing and logical.


Writing an essay means moulding a reasonable set of ideas into an argument. As essays are essentially linear—they offer one idea at a time—the ideas should be aligned in such a way that each idea coincides with another. Essay writing can let the writer understand the way to present ideas in order to resonate it with the reader’s logic.


“Never say more than is necessary.”


Richard Brinsley Sheridan


Essays are meant to be descriptive yet very crisp in its information and facts.  There are different types of essay writing-

Types of Essay Writing-

1. Narrative Essays-  

This type of essay writing is describing an incident or an event to the reader. It has to be in the first person and it should take the reader along in a journey of your experience. Narrative essays are like storytelling. The writer has to narrate the story in a way that the reader can follow the chain of events and experience the event through the writer’s words.  This essay writing is very interesting but has to be planned very carefully. 

2. Descriptive Essay- 

In this essay, the writer has to describe any particular thing, place, event or experience. It has to be very well explained so that the reader can visualise the described thing in front of his eyes, just by reading the essay.  One efficient way of describing is by understanding the psychology of a reader and then keeping yourself in his shoes. Every detail has to be given           

3. Expository Essays-

Your reaction to a piece of literature could be in the form of an expository essay, for example, if you decide to simply describe your personal response to a work. The expository essay can also be used to give a personal response to any event, l debate, football game, work of art and so on.

4.Persuasive Essays-

 This is the type of essay where you try to convince the reader to adopt your position on an issue or point of view. Here your rationale, your argument, is most important. You are presenting an opinion and trying to persuade readers, you want to win readers over to your point of view.

Format of an Essay

It is important to follow an essay format as it helps the reader understand your points more clearly.  

1.Introduction

The essay format starts with an introduction to the topic. It contains a subject, main points and the synapsis of the whole topics. This section includes-

  • What You Are Talking About -

The answer lets the reader know what the paper’s subject is. For example, if your paper were about a particular book, your answer to this question would give the title, author, and any other necessary information.

  • How Are Going To Talk About It-

This answer lets the reader know how your essay is organized. Here you very briefly introduce your main points or the evidence that will prove your point.

  • Why Are You Writing About It-

This is the THESIS STATEMENT, which clearly states the argument or points the paper will make. For beginning writers, it’s most easy to place it at the end of the paragraph, but more experienced writers may choose to put it at the beginning or even at the middle. The Body…

2. Body-

Body of an essay will include everything between your intro and conclusion and it is where the main points are discussed. A good starting place is to envision that each point is a separate paragraph (or in a long paper each point might be a section).

Body of An Essay Includes-

  • Introduction to the main point in detail.

  • Detailed discussion on the topic.

  • Supporting evidence, like quotes or any other point which proves your point of view.

  • Explaining the evidence and how it relates to this.

3. Conclusion-

Conclusion of an essay ties together the points the essay makes in connection to the thesis. That is, it restates the introduction, or makes an assumption based on the evidence the essay shows. It was also helpful to trace the argument as it is made within the essay. 

A good way to do this is to create a proof that might look something like this: 

  • Connecting all the points together and taking the reader to an opinion you have been supporting.

  • This section should wrap all of your arguments and points  Should restate the main arguments in a simplified manner.

  •  Ensure that the reader is left with something to think about, particularly if it is an argumentative essay.

Tips for Writing a Good Essay

  1. Understand the Topic Thoroughly-

Sometimes we jump into a conclusion just by reading the topic once and later we realise that the topic was different than what we wrote about.  Read the topic as many times as it takes for you to align your opinion and understanding about the topic.

  1. Make Pointers-

It is a daunting task to write an essay inflow as sometimes we tend to lose our way in explaining and get off-topic, missing important details. Thinking about what all points you want to discuss and then writing them down somewhere helps in covering everything you hoped to convey in your essay.

  1. Develop a Plan and Do The Math-

Essays have word limits and you have plan your content in such a way that it is accurate, well-described and meets the word limit given. Keep a track of your words while writing so that you always have an idea of how much to write more or less. 

Essays are the most important means of learning the structure of writing and presenting them to the reader.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Writing an Essay in a format is important?

Yes, it is important because it makes your content more streamlined and understandable by the reader. A set format gives a reader a clear picture of what you are trying to explain. It also organises your own thoughts while composing an essay as we tend to think and write in a haphazard manner. The format gives a structure to the writeup.

2. How does Essay writing improve our English?

Essay writing is a very important part of your English earning curriculum, as you understand how to describe anything in your words or how to put your point of view without losing its meaning