Thursday, 30 April 2015

Essay Writing - Using Reasoning to Support the Thesis

Reasoning satisfies the human need for justification and a sense of 'rightness' that all intelligent communication needs, especially in an essay.

What is "reasoning," anyway? When talking about the meaning of reasoning, we can get into confusing philosophical issues much too quickly. So let's start with a down-to-earth definition of reasoning as a process---

Reasoning involves a conscious attempt to discover what is true and what is best. Reasoning thought follows a chain of cause and effect, and the word reason can be a synonym for cause.

By this definition, reasoning involves cause-and-effect relationships, whether it be a single cause-and-effect relationship or a chain of cause- and-effect relationships. But what is a cause-and-effect relationship?

Cause and effect is a relationship in which one thing, called the cause, makes something else happen, and that "something else," that result, is called the effect. For example, a boy hits a ball with a bat and the ball goes through a window, breaking it. In this instance, the cause is the boy hitting the ball, and the effect is breaking the window.

Cause-and-effect reasoning is something we all use every day, whether we're particularly conscious of it or not. So I'm sure you'll recognize these common, informal rules of cause and effect:

1. Sequence--- The cause comes first, and the effect follows after.

2. Present--- When the cause is present, the effect is always present.

3. Absent--- When the cause is absent, the effect is always absent.

Now, here's a true, commonly accepted, yet typically loose, example of those rules being applied to an historical situation---

For centuries in Europe, only white swans were ever seen. All sightings, records, and information on swans in Europe showed that they were always white. So it was okay to assert as a truth that, "All swans are white." (Another way to put it: "If it's a swan, it's white.")

The cause in this instance is this: Ever since Europeans had kept and tracked records---anecdotes, diaries, family hand-me-down stories, histories, journals, legends (local, regional, cultural), memoirs, myths, oral history storytelling---they had known swans as only white. No other color of swan had ever been known in Europe, and no world traveler had ever brought word from their travels to Europe that there was ever a swan of any other color than white.

Because of all that experience and evidence, the effect was that Europeans believed that all swans everywhere in the world were white. It was good reasoning, based on centuries of accumulated evidence throughout an extensive geographical region and across varied cultures.

But guess what? A Dutch explorer, Willem de Vlamingh, discovered a black swan in Australia in 1697, undoing centuries of European observation, experience, and thought involving the color of swans.

One lesson from the black swan incident is that reasoning does work most of the time, but not always, because we cannot actually examine all the world on any particular question or fact (at least, not yet; but the world's sciences and technologies do keep advancing, however... ). And that's what it takes to authoritatively say, "always present" or "always absent." Of course, in the absence of having all knowledge, all of us will continue using reasoning to help fill in our gaps of knowledge, and that's why it's so important to understand the proper use of reasoning in essays.

Let's look at three popular essays to see how they use cause-and-effect reasoning rules to support their original ideas, or new view thesis statements. Let's start with the simplest essay, George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" (you can bring up free Internet copies of each of these essays by putting quotes around their titles in Google).

In his essay, George Orwell presents his new view of a reverse cause and effect in his second paragraph:

If one gets rid of these [bad language] habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step toward political regeneration: so that the fight against bad English is not frivolous and is not the exclusive concern of professional writers.
Let's break that down into a series of causes and effects:

CAUSE: If one gets rid of these [bad language] habits

EFFECT: one can think more clearly,

CAUSE: and to think clearly is a necessary first step towards

EFFECT: political regeneration

We should add this, too, to clearly establish the old view---

CAUSE: political regeneration is a necessary step towards

EFFECT: reversing the decadence and collapse of civilization

..................(reverse of the accepted old view that language must degenerate and collapse, along with civilization)

As you can see, that first EFFECT becomes the second CAUSE, and that second EFFECT becomes the third CAUSE, which forms a short chain of cause-and-effect reasoning.

Now let's see how well Orwell fulfills the rules of cause and effect to support the new view in his thesis:

Sequence--- first, get rid of bad language habits

........................(WEAKLY SHOWN by two small examples)

........................after, think clearly and reverse civilization's decadence

........................(NOT SHOWN by any story or example; merely asserted as true)

Present--- when good political language usage is present,

...................clear thinking and improving civilization is always present

...................(NOT SHOWN by any story or example; asserted as true)

Absent--- when good political language usage is absent,

..................clear thinking is always absent

..................(many old view examples show clear thinking as always absent)

Did you notice that I entered "WEAKLY SHOWN" for the first part of the Sequence rule, based on Orwell's following two brief examples of getting "rid of bad language habits"--

Two recent examples were explore every avenue and leave no stone unturned, which were killed by the jeers of a few journalists.
As far as showing how those two examples had the effect of helping politicians "think clearly and reverse civilization's decadence" for the after part of the Sequence rule, that's definitely "NOT SHOWN." No stories or examples or reasoning is provided to support that effect.

And "NOT SHOWN" for the Present rule? Whoa! Orwell does not use any stories or examples or specific speculations to show that what he is proposing actually works or will work-or even has worked at any time or place in history.

And, although Orwell shares his 6-item formula for getting rid of bad language usage towards the end, he supplies no story or example or specific speculation to show any of those suggestions really working or actually having some sort of positive effect.

Wow! How does he get away with that? Why don't we notice that when we're reading his essay?

After much thought, I think I discovered the reason-it's the amount of time Orwell spends propping up his old view with all those examples of poor language usage by politicians.

We can see what he is saying is true about each one of those examples. But there are so many of them that it's-well, it's very much like a slick salesman who bends our ear with such a torrent of words that we get mentally tired trying to follow what he's saying. And then we're just grateful to get to the end of all the talk, without mentally filtering all the reasoning of what's being said.

I think that's it. However, I honestly don't think Orwell was trying to put anything over on us. He just didn't have examples of the effects of his new view thesis to share with us because what he was suggesting hadn't been implemented by a large group of people yet, so there were no effects to see. And maybe, just maybe, all his examples tired him out, too!

What Orwell should have done is supply some examples of specific effects that he predicts would happen, as well as how they would progressively, logically happen, if his six suggestions were followed. That would have done the trick, I think.

Interesting, don't you agree?

Teachers and publishers, in general, seem to love Orwell's essay despite its faults-why? Because of the important new insight, the new view, that Orwell provides, that's why. Orwell's principle of 'good language makes for good thinking' rings true to all of us, even though his reasoning support for it is rather weak and he provides no new view examples.

Just goes to show you what a truly great new view thesis-plus an overwhelming number of solid old view examples-can do for you, right? (Please see my next article to finish this discussion with the analysis of two more published essays.)

This article was written by Bill Drew, a writing expert who specializes in teaching writing and analysis of many varieties and levels of writing, both theoretically and in practice, especially essays, thesis writing, and topic sentences -- with special emphasis in teaching writing about literature, as well as writing advertising and other business writing.

He is the author of The Secret DNA of Writing Essays-And Everything Else, as well as The Secret DNA of Analyzing Short Stories. The two books plus software for the first book are available at his website, at, and at

His NewView methods are being successfully taught in elementary, middle school, and high school classes.

Upcoming books planned by Drew include The Secret DNA of Writing Advertising, The Secret DNA of Analyzing Novels, The Secret DNA of Topic Sentences That Entice Readers, The Secret DNA of School Writing, with Lesson Plans, The Secret DNA of Shakespeare's Plays, The Secret DNA of Communication, The Secret DNA of Hemingway's Writing, The Secret DNA of Introductions and Conclusions, and many more to come in the Secret DNA series.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Essay Writing - Newness Taught By Father Of The Essay

When Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) published the first edition of his book on essays, Essais (from the French word, essayer, "to try"), in 1580 at Bordeaux, France, he did something new. He claimed that he would try to take a new look at the overall subject of the nature of man by seeing all mankind in himself.

This was new because traditional, classical, and medieval thought had been focused on universal truths that were applied to men in general or to types or classes of men, not to individuals.

Montaigne reflected an intellectual movement in the Renaissance that valued arriving at truth individually, independently of traditional thought. And to arrive at truths by this new, individual method meant to arrive at new truths.

However, modern textbooks on writing seem to ignore the fact that the Father of the Modern Essay, Montaigne, clearly talked about the importance of newness in writing his essays, such as when he said that he likes to turn a thing over in an "unfamiliar [new] light." (If unfamiliar doesn't mean new to the reader, what does it mean?)

And in his book Essais which earned him the title of Father of the Modern Essay, Montaigne actually used the old-new pattern as his standard for both format and content, as these two typical examples from his book show:

The most usual [old] way of appeasing... is by submission... and yet [cue for newness] bravery, constancy, and resolution [reverse of submission]... [can be used to achieve] the same effect.
... let us revenge ourselves by railing at [greatness]; and yet [cue for newness]... a man may... refuse it [newness of reversing].
Those two examples are fairly plain in their use of the old-new pattern, don't you think? So it's beyond me how four hundred years PLUS of scholarship missed that constant old-new pattern in Montaigne's Essais!

The same problem exists in Communications, a discipline closely related to writing, since writing is a form of communication.

In World War II, Communications experts came up with a very simplistic model of communications that hasn't changed since then: It's nothing but a sender on the left, a receiver off to the right, and a packet of information in the middle with some vertical squiggly lines around it to represent possible interference to the message, with an arrow from the sender going through the packet and ending at the receiver on the right. As in writing circles, the model captures merely the form of communication, but not the content.

And you can't capture the essence of writing until you deal with the concept of newness---in depth, with a full definition, a breakdown of newness into a few main categories, and a complete process for creating newness---as Montaigne tried to tell us in so many words over 430 years ago.

This article was written by Bill Drew, a writing expert who specializes in teaching writing, in both theory and practice, especially essay writing, thesis writing, topic sentences, research writing, and writing about literature.

He is the author of The Secret DNA of Writing Essays-And Everything Else, as well as The Secret DNA of Analyzing Short Stories.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Essay Writing - Newness Not Taught in Textbooks Or By Teachers

Let me tell you, up front, the most important thing in writing:

.................................................................What's new to the reader.

"Big deal!" you may say. "My English teacher tells me that kind of stuff all the time! She's constantly saying, 'Tell me something NEW and INTERESTING! Show me that you're thinking for yourself!'

"Oh, yeah-----she also says, 'And remember Thoreau and Walden Pond! Simplify! But for pity's sake, above all, be sure you say something NEW!'"

Oh-----so "What's new to the reader" doesn't sound especially new to you, is that it?

All righty, then-----Let me ask you just six questions to clarify why what your teacher said about writing something new has always frustrated you (right?) and to demonstrate why that advice (from the best textbooks out there) never really helped you:

Does she show you a process for getting "what's new?"
Does she define newness in terms of what's old?
Does she teach the five major kinds of OLD that NEW can't exist without?
Does she tell you the five major different kinds of NEW?
Does she show you how everything in writing relates directly to What's new to the reader?
Does she point out how and where What's new to the reader is used all the time by writers of published essays, short stories, and novels?
See what I mean? But let's not blame the teacher-----that's the way she was trained.

Teachers aren't the only ones who are vague about newness in writing. Several supposed writing scholars have told me that newness in writing is taught in many modern composition textbooks. Funny thing, though-----these supposedly knowledgeable scholars all recommend books and assure me that the principle of newness is already taught in those books, but when I dutifully read the books they recommend, I can't find what they say should be there.

For instance, one of those recommended books that didn't deliver on teaching newness is They Say, I Say (2006) by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. These authors actually deny that they provide anything but forms or templates, leaving content and newness up to the writer to generate. Here's what they say on page 11 of their book:

Furthermore, these templates do not dictate the content of what you say, which can be as original as you can make it, but only suggest a way of formatting how you say it.
As you can clearly see from this quote, the authors straightforwardly admit that the templates they teach are only for "suggest[ing] a way of formatting" (form) and have nothing to do with generating content and newness.

The strangest referral I've had from a writing scholar was to the entire work of Professor John Swales, a noted linguist who has worked mainly with genre analysis in applied linguistics. After I made some unsuccessful research attempts to find a process of newness taught in his works, I found his address and emailed Professor Swales directly.

Professor Swales graciously replied that my informant was "misinformed," although he admitted that the informant might be referring to his studies on introductions,

and how they try to establish a gap in previous knowledge in order to pave the way for saying that the upcoming contribution offers something new.
Professor Swales referred me specifically to his book, Genre Analysis (1990), Chapter 7, Research articles in English, Introductions, pages 137-166. In Chapter 7, he does indeed spend about thirty pages to refer to newness, but only in terms relating to creating contexts to introduce significant, relevant newness. There you have it-----"establish a gap" to "pave the way for saying that the upcoming contribution offers something new," very similar to They Say, I Say-----form, not generating newness of content.

Another book I've been referred to incessantly is The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing. That is a fine book, and it does refer to newness. But, also like so many other writing textbooks, it still does not provide a process for generating newness, nor does it acknowledge the fundamental centrality of newness to every thesis and to all the support for it in every essay. In short, newness gets less attention than topic sentences or paragraph development.

You see, it doesn't matter how rhetorically correct an essay is, or even whether it is impeccably organized and grammatically perfect---if the thesis and the support for it are not new to the reader, then that essay is a failure.

Teachers of writing should focus students on the single most important principle in writing essays and everything else-----

.................................................................What's new to the reader.

This article was written by Bill Drew, a writing expert who specializes in teaching writing of many varieties and levels, in both theory and practice, especially essay writing, essay topics, essay examples, thesis writing, topic sentences, and research writing -- with insightful emphasis in teaching writing about literature, as well as writing advertising and other business writing.

He is the author of The Secret DNA of Writing Essays-And Everything Else, as well as The Secret DNA of Analyzing Short Stories. The two e-books plus software for the first e-book are available at his website, at, and at Drew is presently writing a third book, The Secret DNA of Topic Sentences That Entice Readers, which will be published on his website and Amazon by September 14, 2010.

His NewView methods are being successfully taught in elementary, middle school, and high school classes.

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Upcoming books planned by Drew include The Secret DNA of Writing Advertising, The Secret DNA of Analyzing Novels, The Secret DNA of School Writing, with Lesson Plans, The Secret DNA of Shakespeare's Plays, The Secret DNA of Communication, The Secret DNA of Education and Teaching, The Secret DNA of Hemingway's Writing, The Secret DNA of Introductions and Conclusions, The Secret DNA of Paragraph Development, and many more to come in the Secret DNA series.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Opinion Essay Writing - Aspects to Consider

There are quite a few aspects that should be taken into consideration while creating an opinion essay. Ordinarily, essays are composed upon the foundation of the author's viewpoint in support or against a specific theme. This viewpoint is obviously backed by some points and claims that tend to be from a trusted resource like a respected text, gurus, pro's or the internet.

The article author producing his personal perspective in the essay cannot merely write his own perspective simply because he believes it is appropriate. He has to support his point of view with precise information so as to help to make the target audience think that exactly what he has prepared in the composition is proper and possible. In other words, reasonable and viable. Therefore prior to really starting the composing part of the essay, an individual needs to assemble all the facts and statements that the article author may need to support his perspective concerning the special subject on which he is going to write the composition.

He additionally has to visualize an appropriate title or subject matter for the essay that would be suitable along with the standpoint for the subject matter. Right after all these elements have been covered, the article writer must commence his publishing work as soon as possible because the majority of these essays consistently take time to get finished as the article author has to contemplate a lot whilst writing these works. This kind of writing is completely different from any alternative type of composition as the author has to use his thinking power for the thought component of the composition. For every declaration he writes in the composition, he or she has to back it up with a proper reasoning and appropriate details. The reasoning is going to depend on how the article author thinks and precisely how broad are his or her views.

Details can be effortlessly collected from available guides and these days the net has played a very essential role in the simple fact gathering process while creating an essay. The essay should be written in a smooth design in effortless English. The composition must be completely checked for sentence and punctuational glitches before the writer submits them. To advance on writing essays you should keep training by writing repeatedly and reading the essays written by various other practitioners. This would help generate brand new thoughts and also may make you ponder on the points which other people have had trouble with.

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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Why You Need to Plan Your Essay Writing

Writing a plan before starting an essay or project is always a good idea. It can help you formulate ideas and ensure that the structure of your final essay is appropriate and logical.

Essay plans can also be used to remind you of important points that should be covered in your essay, as well as highlighting the final structure. This is particularly relevant to exams, where it's all too easy to forget details as you hurry to write without a plan.

Plans do not need to take up much time, as you can use keywords and phrases, make notes of important references and logically order it within 5 - 10 minutes. Planning also makes sure you have read the essay question carefully. Just rushing in can make you forget the question, or answer the wrong one. Planning gives you a minute or two to consider what you are being asked to do and make sure you fully understand.

An essay without a logical order, and a beginning, middle and end will automatically score lower. An essay argument is supposed to be coherent and easy to keep up with. If you run out of time, an examiner should be able to look at your plan and see clearly the approach you were taking, and the order that you were putting it in, as well as your key points and references.

If you are not in essay conditions, planning work allows you to find out which words you may need to define, and find out what you could research to make your argument stronger. Even a quick brainstorm can count as a plan if you link the points you want to use into an order. Make sure you eliminate anything that is irrelevant, and have gathered related ideas under one heading.

Having a plan also allows you to show your preliminary response to a question and ask other people what they think. This could help you formulate your counter argument to their opinion, as voicing your opinion out loud makes arguing your point much easier.

It is often recommended that you write your titles, your headings and your outline before you begin writing. This is so that your writing is definitely being directed the way that you want it to go, and stops you risking going off course. Producing these titles and then jotting information underneath will count as a plan, and make writing your first draft so much easier. It is a lot easier to focus if you have something to keep you on track.

To sum up, it is very important to plan, no matter where you are. In exams, a well written plan will only take ten minutes but will help you to gain points if you run out of time. It will also make sure you understood the question, help you to form a structure and remind you about key points you want to use. For important projects or essays, they allow you to produce a preliminary response, ask other people's opinions, and do additional research. Writing without a plan is not a good idea, and most institutions will expect to say an essay plan as well as the finished document.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Definition Essay Writing Advice

Normally, you will not have to talk about everything in your topic. The basic is that you should define every keyword in your topic to the understanding of your readers.

You should begin by selecting a good topic. Any topic for this paper should be a good topic if you know the requirements of the topic. Remember that you may also be given the topic by your instructor. This is one and the same like you selecting the topic. However, you must be well versed with all the details and must know the meaning of all the keywords in the topic. When defining, you should be specific. The meaning you bring out of the words should not be implied.

One good way at composing a perfect essay of definition is to begin by doing some brainstorming. Start by writing down anything that seem meaningful to your essay. At the end of your brainstorming, sift out what is relevant and appropriate to your essay from what is not. Make sure that whatever you use as material for this type of essay should be something that appeals to all the five senses. Keep in mind that your main aim in this type of essay is to use definitions to help the readers understand you subject matter in detail. This equally means you are not writing to show off your knowledge. Therefore, you should write your essay in the simplest language. Avoid a situation in which you will have to use complex words. If the readers fail to understand your essay from a first reading, your essay will lack a purpose. Your definition should be specific, clear and accurate.

One great tool in composing this type of essay is to use examples to make your definitions more explicit. When you import examples into your essay, remember that they must not be specific. It is sometimes possible to create a picture of something which has never been experienced in the minds of your readers. In other words, you can bring an imagination into something real by giving it an identifiable character and identity. Remember that you are writing an essay in which your word limit will not be extensive. Therefore, be specific in your examples. Examples do not need to be too wordy. They should be simple illustrations that hold the attention of the readers and let them know that what you have written is sensible. Examples are the tools that make your ideas more concrete and more tangible.

Definition essay should be concluded by always keeping in mind the main purpose of your essay. Your aim is to let the readers have an understanding of your topic. Remember that most of your readers will be of the aggressive type and will be able to determine if you have swayed from your original purpose. Avoid putting in words that will need further definition by your readers.

Friday, 24 April 2015

The All In One Essay Writing Guide

It is about the time of that term that students are preparing the first round of assignments. So here are some things to remember when writing essays. Good writing is simple. By understanding word choice and structure you can get your point across in a clear concise manner. This guide address both the artistic side and the structural side of preparing a quality essay.

The artistic side of preparing an essay involves the words within. Words have literal and emotional impacts on the reader, certain words invoke varying emotions, and hence choosing the right word in context will increase the impact of your argument on the reader. As with a lot of things, less is more when it comes to using this high impact vocabulary. Good writers learn strategic word placement in two ways, through reading and through practice.

The other basis for a good writing is structure. An essay with no structure is like a human body without a skeleton. The organization of sentences and paragraphs within an essay makes an enormous difference to how well your point gets across. A typical Paragraph contains a single main idea about a topic. The first sentence is the topic sentence and should outline the primary thought throughout the paragraph. The following sentences provide supporting details and arguments. The last sentence concludes the paragraph and provides a smooth transition into the following paragraph.

All essays contain the primary structure including an introduction, main body and conclusion. These can be thought of as in terms of future, present and past. The introduction (future) is a condensed version of the whole essay, and should include the hypothesis of the essay and outline what you will talk about. The main body (present) of the essay is where it all happens. It is where you should expand, develop and support your thesis. The conclusion (past) is reflective on what has been outlined. It is used to restate the hypothesis and suggest any further research.

The order in which you make your points will effect which points carry more impact. Chronological events should be set out chronologically; otherwise the weakest points should be made first while the strongest points should be made towards the end increasing the chance that the reader will remember them. As students get older they will be confronted with longer assignments however all of these rules must still apply, with the level of detail increasing.

Planning the structure and determining topic sentences and supporting details for each of your points prior to writing any paragraphs will go a long way to providing a solid foundation for your essay. You will find that the writing will come much easier. Once prepared, dedicate a block of time to write the draft avoid stopping and starting. Then let it sit for a day or so, read it, then let it sit again. This process gives your brain time to reflect on what you have already written. Then review the essay in two stages. Firstly, review it focusing on overall ideas, arguments and evidence and the overall flow. Secondly, focus on word choice, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Time permitting, lastly review your transitions between paragraphs if need be rearrange paragraphs to ensure the flow from one paragraphs topic to the next is as logical a progression as possible.

Writing an essay can be as simple or as hard as you make it, having the right process in place to provide a solid structure to the essay. Identifying and preparing primary ideas and conducting focused research into each idea will help your writing stay focused. Tutors can be a great way to help yourself or your children learn the art of a well structured essay. The more you practice using these techniques the faster they become.

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Role of Prior Research in Essay Writing

In fact, this should be considered as an easy research and writing process once you know all what it takes to carry out a perfect research. Any conscientious student who thinks of succeeding in a prior research and writing must be prepared to carry out research more than what was done in the class. For this reason, you must be able to start as soon as the topic for the paper is approved. In such a case, you will be the one in person to decide on the topic. This will however be based on a previous research you had done or on any studies done by another researcher.

Before you decide on what to write about, you should think about the time limit set for the research and writing. Remember that this type of academic work will be a very certain pursuit and you will have to work within a given time limit. Therefore, you must be sure that you have all the resources or materials at hand to compose the essay. Your topic should also have a direction. It should not be broad enough. Remember that your essay may be a vague quest if you write all the fine materials but fail to prove something scholastic.

If you are certain that your essay will be dependent on a previous research, you must be versed with all what obtains in that previous research. There is no way you can conveniently write on something in which you have no knowledge about. Keep in mind that you must know everything about that research and not just a bit of everything about it. Take note that you may be called up at any time to defend what you have written in your essay.

Use an outline to write your essay and make sure that you write with a draft. The outline is very necessary because this is a serious research and writing. You may come across points that you find either irrelevant or relevant to your essay. The outline makes it feasible and flexible for them to be included in your paper. This is also true if you will want to change the course or direction of your writing.

Essay prior research should be concluded in a manner similar to every perfect essay. At the close of your essay, the reader should know what stand or position you have taken. This position should be stated unwaveringly. Your essay should be properly revised and edited. Make sure that you give enough time to this. Revision and editing are amongst the most important features in research and writing. Your essay needs to have a perfect finishing. Make sure that all your ideas are linked to each other; make sure that they are represented logically and chronologically and make sure that the reader understands what you intended to say.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The Top Ten Essay Writing Tips For Students

Throughout your education you will have to write many essays, and while the subjects and the occasions may vary, the basic formulae shown here will help you write a strong essay under a time limit.

Know the material. The first step in preparing to write an essay is to read all the material you need to know about the topic. Take notes and read over these notes regularly until you have knowledge of the topic, or print off prewritten notes. Make sure you have enough information available to you to know what you are writing about before you start to write.

Relax. Especially if you are writing an important essay, or an essay in an exam, it's vital that you relax before you start to write. Breathe in and out a few times and take a few minutes to read and think about the exam. If you start straight away, you will be feeling the stress and are more likely to write a bad essay than if you are composed and focused on the task in hand.

Read the question. Know from the start how long your essay is supposed to take you, the expected word count and any other instructions. Make sure that if a specific font or word size is specified that you use it, and keep the word count in mind as you write.

Analyse the question. Look for words that tell you what you are expected to do, such as 'state', which means to present the main points in a logical order. Other words to watch out for include list, enumerate, trace, summarise, review, discuss, criticise, evaluate, justify, show and explain.

Work out how long you have to write the essay in, and set up a schedule. If it's due in a week, prepare to write the plan tomorrow, write the essay over the next two days, leave a day free and then proofread and edit. That way you are sure to have it done and to a high standard by the time it's due in.

Jot down some ideas. Spend a few minutes figuring out exactly what you want to say and make these into a plan, complete with structuring a plan. This helps to make sure you don't repeat yourself and anything you do say is relevant and precise.

Start with a strong first sentence. Don't waste time composing a long introduction, simply state your main points clearly within your first sentence and use the rest of your essay to back yourself up.

As you're writing the essay, periodically check the question to make sure you aren't rambling. Don't pad your essay with unrelated information, and make sure you aren't repeating yourself.

Don't panic. If you are running out of time or things to say, remember that you can list the points you want to say and this will show that you did have the knowledge to answer the question. Don't rush, or try to ramble or cram, as this could undermine the rest of your essay. A simple one sentence conclusion emphasizing your main point should be a sufficient to sum up if you become too stuck.

Edit and proofread. Re-read over the essay, the next day if possible, and revise and edit. Check for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and inconsistencies. As you read you may realise you've left out important information, or that you need to move a sentence. Make sure you re-read after you've done your editing, to check the essay still makes sense and that it still answers the question.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Profit From These Top Free Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Essay Writing Skills

Writing the perfect essay can be a nightmare! No matter how well you know your subject matter, if you are unable to successfully structure your response to the posed essay question, you are at risk of scoring a big fat F! That's hardly a fair trade for all the hard work you have put in to learning your subject material.

But don't worry - there is no need to panic quite yet! Follow these simple steps and all your essays will always be wonderfully structured!

1- Understand the Question - What are you really being asked to do?!

One of the biggest mistakes people make when answering essay questions is THEY DON'T ANSWER THE QUESTION. Instead of taking some time to digest the question posed, they jump straight in and regurgitate everything they know about the subject. And whilst this approach may illustrate that you know your subject, it also suggests that you haven't read or understood the question. This then just leads to the examiner stamping your work with a bright red F.

So the most important thing you can do when writing an essay is really get to grips with the question posed. Establish exactly what you are being asked to do, and then constantly keep checking your answer to make sure you are ANSWERING THE QUESTION!

Take a look at the questions below; what words do you think are the most important? What are each of them asking you to do?

- Critically compare Austin's 'Sense and Sensibility' with Bronte's 'Northanger Abbey'.
- How important was Churchill in raising the morale of Wartime England?
- 'Darkness'. Discuss.
- Which character is the most pivotal in keeping the character's in 'Friends' bonded together?

The most important words in all of these questions are the ones that tell you what to do! These words are, 'Compare', 'How', 'Discuss' and 'Which'.

Therefore, your essay relating to the first question must COMPARE the works of the two authors. Simply writing about both books would not be sufficient. You would need to take specific sections of each novel and demonstrate how they are similar, and potentially, how they are different.

Similarly, in a response to the second question posed above, you would need to focus your essay on HOW Churchill's actions and behavior impacted on the morale of England during the war, and make an assessment as to HOW MUCH of an impact these actions had. This is very different to just talking about Churchill's wartime actions, or stating the morale of England at this time.

Spending time getting to grips with the essay question, and constantly reminding yourself of the question whilst you write your essay will save valuable time, and is the fastest way to improving your essay marks!

2 - Structuring your essay - Like most things in life, their needs to be a Beginning, Middle and End!

Now that you fully understand the question that your essay needs to answer, you can set about structuring the perfect response!

It doesn't matter how long or short your essay is going to be, it MUST contain three main sections:

- An Introduction
- The body or main argument of the essay
- A Conclusion

The Introduction should set the scene. It should provide any necessary background information, and state the intention of the essay. This is where you want to show the examiner that you understand the essay question. So state that you are going to compare two novels, discuss a concept, explore the impact of a character, etc.

The body of the essay should contain the main argument of the essay. Put simply, this is where you would compare the novels, discuss the concept, explore the impact of the character, etc.

The Conclusion should do just what it says! It should conclude your argument and pull together the main threads of your essay. You should use the conclusion of your essay to make a real impact and firmly state once again the main points of your essay. Go back to the question posed, and make sure your conclusion succinctly answers it!

3 - The content - Make sure you know what you're talking about!

And finally, the essay has to have some substance! The content is obviously pivotal to the success of your essay - you can get away with waffling through the introduction and conclusion, but the body needs to consist of some subject matter! So make sure you know the subject you are writing about! And ensure you have sufficient examples to support any opinion or statement you make.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Speedy Research Paper Writing and Essay Writing

Although ideally, time is really of the essence when one puts together a well made research paper, there may be some exceptions to this. At one point, although reasons as to "why" may vary, there may be the need to write one's research paper as soon as possible. So how does one go about this?

Choose a Topic that You Can Talk About in Your Sleep

As a rule of thumb in essay writing, if it is possible, do write about something you are interested about; and better if you are familiar with the topic. This will save you time on doing research on the various subtopics involved. This is applicable to simple essay writing; but with research papers, you may have to do some research still - although it will lesser since you are already familiar with the topic.

However, bear in mind that cramming for your paper can result in a lesser quality paper even though you are very familiar with the topic. There's nothing like a well-researched, well composed research paper.

Among the Topics Choose the One With Resources Within Your Reach

This will save you time as well. Choosing a topic with resources within your reach will give you more time to write your paper rather doing research like a blind man on topics you are not familiar with. The best sources would be magazine or newspaper publications, journals, and interviews with people who are highly related to your research paper. As long as you know where to find the printed sources and people for interview, you can spend most of your time writing instead of researching.

Make Sure You Don't Have Any Duplicates

Whether it is an honest mistake or an intended one, still one thing's for sure: you don't want to be caught with a case of plagiarism. Plagiarism is even considered to be a criminal offense for some; although as students the consequence will perhaps be failing the class and taking it again next semester. For professional writers, to be caught with plagiarism means being fined for it, and sometimes even more legal action. So before turning in your paper, make sure you have checked it with a plagiarism checker. By running your paper's content through a plagiarism checker you can identify duplicated portions of your paper.

So when you need to write a research paper as soon as possible, you can try the tips mentioned above. Remember, what you really need is time, basically that's it.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Essay Writing - Your Number One Source

Essay writing online is slightly different from essay writing offline. If you're been writing academic essays for school or magazine articles in print, you might be taken aback by the demands of essay writing on the internet. While all disciplines require impeccable language and only first class information, online web content writing demands certain things which may take a little getting used to. Here are tips for beginner web content writers who are trying to make it in the field.

Simple language

Unlike academic essays or highly technical magazine writing, the language of the internet is very conversational. You need to keep in mind that your readers are a mix of both professional who are well versed in what you're writing about, and beginners who know nothing about the subject matter. As a rule of the thumb, plain, conversational language is always safer compared to text that's filled with jargon.

Of course, if you must use technical terms to refer to a scientific process or a car part, do so. However, you must use these to a minimum. You can impress your readers with your technical knowledge without being such a painful read. Remember, you're informing and teaching them with your articles. If the text is not accessible, and only a handful can understand it, you've failed as a web content writer.

Smooth keyword usage

Unlike magazine or academic writing, essay writing online will require you to use certain keywords of strings of keywords a number of times within the article. You need to be very artful when you insert these keywords within your text. The keyword use shouldn't only be grammatically correct. It should be "natural" as well.

You don't really need to worry about it because keywords are used to better catalogue the article in search engines online. Making them fit right into your articles should be a breeze because these keywords are also most likely the main topics of your articles.

Organized and informative writing

One of the biggest mistakes of beginner web content writers is that they think that since it's just for the web, it can be less informative or less organized than articles on print. If you have any journalistic experience or training, then you know how big a no-no it is to include fluff in your articles. This same point is true in web content writing. When you insert too many fluffy sentences without your web content, it just means one thing: you're trying to fill up space which your lack of knowledge cannot.

Never make the mistake of underestimating your readers. Your readers may be beginners, but most of them are professionals who are looking for high quality, informative articles online. If you can't give them meat in your articles, they'll leave the website and never come back again.

Also, you shouldn't mix up ideas within your web content. As much as possible, you should stick to one main idea at a time when composing your paragraphs. Always begin your articles with the gist as the lead, then expound on each point one by one. Your points should be separated with helpful subtitles so that your readers are aided when they scan your articles.

Online readers are always in a hurry, and they don't like plowing through chunks of useless text. Separating your points not only makes it easier for the online readers' eyes. It also lets them save time when they're trying to look for very specific information on a broad subject matter.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Changing Trends In Essay Writing

In the modern world the field of essay writing is changing day by day and the standards of writing are changing very abruptly. However, the common tendency is the majority of the students are still unaware of this interesting fact. At first, writers used to write on the specific topics and reading audience tends to like them but nowadays people likes to read out of the box topics which were considered irrelevant in the past days.

Reading of those out of box titles is one thing that I really appreciate but in some sense this is going to damage the writing skills of the writers. Now people write things that make absolutely no sense at all but still there will be a group of readers that will always encourage them to write these things.

I am of the view that writing skills of a person depends on his/her own personality and skills so people just don't have to change these skills just to have the attention of a particular group of people or readers. One should never change his/her writing as he/she will be changing their personality by doing that. Because what you write is what you tend to think even if you don't mean to think that but at some point you will be heading towards the destruction of your writing skills and your personality eventually.

Some people may or may not agree with me here but I am positive as I have seen many people who have well established carriers in this field of writing, however be it me or anyone else, sitting and doing nothing for the company will definitely not be the idea or what actually is required. A few days ago I had an argument with my colleague who also is a writer and in the end he and I had to go along our ways as neither of us was willing to listen to each other but yes we both knew that we are correct at our points.

But at some points in my life I wonder that writing such things might be good practice as people write something and this big field of intellectuality and freedom of thoughts is going to prosper in time. Many readers may not agree with the points that I have made here in this article however I believe that in the near future when I will discuss this interesting issue in more depth and with more clear evidences I am sure that most of the public and or reader will be on the same page with me.

This article is written by Anderson Lessa, he is a researcher in the field of writing. And to date has worked on many projects related to essay writing and improving the skills of students who normally are hesitant to write their essays with confidence.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Tips to Prepare for XAT Essay Writing

1) How should I prepare for XAT essay section?

2) What would be the essay topic?

3) How should I write the essay?

These are few questions asked by the XAT (Xavier Admission Test) aspirants to counselors and in most of the forums. Essay writing for many years has been the integral part of XAT exams. As we all know that none of the other MBA entrance tests has a section asking candidates to write an essay. This is a totally different aspect of which XAT exam consists of.

The XAT Entrance Exam is usually held in the first or second week of January every year. The XAT entrance test generally has a time period of 2 hours. Within these 2 hours the students are required to complete the XAT paper. The XAT entrance test is divided into 2 sections where the first one consists of reasoning, quant and English and the second section consist of essay writing. Between the two sections there is a small break of 10 min for the students to get ready for the second part of XAT exam i.e. essay writing.

Essay writing in XAT consists of 20 minutes, within which the student is required to complete the essay. As such there is no word limit that is set for the essay. The student is required to write a good essay that consists of at least 350 to 450 words or more. The good essay which should be able to justify its topic and impress the examiner would be sufficient.

Types of essay asked in XAT:

Generally two broader categories of topics are asked for the XAT essay:

1. Abstract topics e.g. "There is no right way of doing a wrong thing."

2. Knowledge Based topics e.g. "One billion Indians: Sea of opportunities, or India's biggest problem."

Both these topics are given for a reason. The abstract topics are usually given to test the logical power and creative thinking of a candidate. On the other hand the knowledge based topic requires students to display their indepth knowledge about the topics and has to back his argument with correct data and quotes.

To do well in XAT essay you are suggested to read business magazines and business dailies. Read magazines like Time, India Today, Outlook etc. and be aware of what is going on in the world and India. About the news be ware of everything and have a mature opinion about the same. Doing these activities will not only help you for preparing for essay writing but also for your group discussion and personal interview preparation.

Why is there essay writing in XAT?

Well there is no such solid reason for including essay writing in the XAT exam. Also the selection of candidates for the personal interview round is on the basis of the scores of the written exam only and essay writing does not have a much important role to play in this. But it may act like a icing on the cake and give importance to a shortlisted candidate during the time of the interview. As mentioned above your logical thinking and understanding about a specific topic is tested. Also based on the essay the interviewer can ask you questions and test how well you are able to convince him on the points you have written the essay. So do remember to revise the points you have written in the essay before facing the personal interview.


• Be simple and to the point

• Do not provide wrong data, facts and quotes which are hypothetical.

• Write a connecting start, body and conclusion of the essay. The start and end usually make the first and last impression in the mind of the examiner.

• The body points should contain the important points and explain them in a reasonable length.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Tips On Essay Writing Skills That Should Help You Write Successfully

Technological essay writing skills are a great way to simplify writing a composition, research project, review or any other business document that you produce on a PC. You can also utilize the latest technology by using digital writing pads to compile documents for all of your composition requirements.

Whether you are writing a formal note, or jotting information down on a post it note, making sure to use proper grammar and spelling is key. That is the best essay writing tip that can be followed to ensure your writing success. Many digital writing pads are designed to help a writer with these tasks. Smart pens are also a great way to write your information out, and then send it to a computer for review before printing the information out. This allows the person writing to save time and money by cutting down on paper consumption.

Other tips available are to help you learn how to utilize the latest technology trends in writing a composition. This can help you compose articles and other documents that are of superior printable quality. Another good option is to use a whiteboard to help you organize your thoughts and ideas. This can also be helpful if you are collaborating with others to write a composition. A whiteboard can be a traditional set up that hangs from your wall, or a more advanced version is one that is online, and can be used via a PC.

Technological tips on essay writing skills can be very beneficial to anyone wanting to improve their skills in composing essays on a computer, or with a pad of paper and a pen or pencil. Just make sure that you are using the latest technology to your advantage. Items like digital writing pads, smartpens, livescribe and a whiteboard are designed to help the novice writer achieve professional results. Also, make sure to review your compositions for errors before printing to save yourself paper, and time when working on a project. If you follow these tips you are sure to have much success in your writing endeavors that are made to provide assistance and tips on essay writing.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

SSAT Essay: No Sweat Essay Writing Tips

The SSAT essay is just one more thing to worry about. You're thinking what on earth can they be asking to write on and let alone will my child be able to put their thoughts down on paper all coherent and of course grammatically correct.

Calm down, it's not that bad since there are some encouraging guide lines to talk about with your child before everyone gets all worked up. First it is important to know what weight the essay really has in the admissions process, you will be surprised! Read on to get the right head start for the SSAT essay.

SSAT Essay: no sweat tips

What is the test day procedure? Write A Short Essay

Private schools use the essay that your child writes to evaluate their writing ability. The essay writing will be done individually. Your child will be given a quiet room to sit back and write the essay without any disturbance. This gives your child full concentration and the private school can ensure that it is the work of your child.

The essay is a short essay with 150-250 words. The subject will be announced right before the essay exam.

What about style? Just Be Yourself

The private school admissions review the essay on content. They try to get an overall picture of the candidate, their personality, character, values or beliefs. There is no wrong way to approach the writing style; just be yourself.

Is grammar important? It Doesn't Have to be Perfect

If your child doesn't have serious problems with grammar, then don't worry about it. More important is that your child shows that they can express themselves, their ideas, beliefs and show creativity. The school will be looking for unique and original essays that show the child can think.

By the way if you are wondering what is the SSAT all about, the exam does test grammar. Don't worry though, grammar can be taught!

How much practice? Practice Makes Perfect but make if fun

This is tough to answer. The fact is the more you write the better you become in writing coherent, interesting and original essays.

Now don't panic on this one! There are ways to get your child to practice. Find fun ways to get your child to do this. Try fun learning software on essay writing, or have your child write short essay emails to someone who will send them back a few helpful tips. Be creative.

Does Reading help? Read as much as possible

Some children love reading, so don't worry about them. It is those that don't like to read that need motivation in finding something to read that interests them. This is a challenge that parents have. Most likely you will need to take time to read something together and talk about what you have read, even if it is only a short article.

Can't seem to make this work! Go ahead and get Help

If you have realize that nothing seems to work for you and your child then don't hesitate to get external help. Make sure you recognize this early enough so that your child has a good head start.

Finding the right kind of help can also be a time factor, and to speed things up, I suggest using this software.


This SSAT prep program has tons of practice questions and tutoring. But specifically an excellent section on How to write "The Perfect Essay" that will captivate the admissions committee and make your application stand out. You might find this does the trick. Wishing you good luck on the SSAT.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Reducing Student Essay Writing Stress - 5 Top Tips

Let's face it, when it comes to writing essays, dissertations, thesis chapters or submitting coursework, even the most organised of us will come face to face with that last minute essay panic at some point in our lives. I have worked with lots of students over the past year, and indeed, as an under-graduate and then a post-graduate student, I have found myself surrounded by students of all ages, styles, abilities and personalities. There is always a commonality - the dread of an essay or academic assignment. The extend of the dread, and the reason for the fear may be different across the board, but nonetheless, it would be nigh on impossible to find a student who doesn't find themselves getting slightly nervous when the words 'essay' and 'deadline' are uttered within the same breath.

However, essay writing is a fundamental part of all study. We start pulling together written assignments at school from the age of 4, and we continue to write assignments throughout our life. Sometimes they are career related, and certainly in our earlier life they are frequently academic and educational.

I am one of those individuals who likes to plan to avoid that last minute essay panic. I don't find a buzz in working all night to finish off an assignment that's due to be submitted at 9am the following day. I don't find that my academic or creative genius is awoken only when there is 4 hours to go before submission deadline. I find that I am calmer, and I generally write better and more coherent essays when I have the luxury of time and the ability to re-read, and rewrite my essay.

There are however some students who do find that they are much more productive and almost much more intelligent in their essay writing when they are up against the pressure of a deadline. And that's just fine. But sometimes, when you have a 200 page thesis to submit for example, there just aren't enough hours in the day to deliver a good quality essay in 12 hours. And so you need a plan.

One of the best ways to avoid that last minute essay panic is quite simply to have a plan for completing the essay. Attack the essay as you would any project:

1. Know the deadline. This is the point at which all stages of your plan will work back from.

2. Set a realistic start date. If the essay is only 1,000 words long, you don't need to start writing and researching it two months ahead of the deadline date. One to two weeks is probably sufficient. If however the essay is 10,000 words long, then starting it two months ahead of deadline might be sensible.

3. Work out all of the key steps you need to complete between the start date and the finish date. These could include completing the research, watching an important film that is related to the subject matter, carrying out qualitative research, attending a discussion group, meeting with your tutor etc. It should also include completing various parts of the essay itself; for example, writing a full content plan for each chapter, drafting the introduction, drafting the body of the essay, drafting the conclusion.

4. Set completion dates for each of these key steps...and stick to them. Don't let yourself fall into the trap of missing a deadline and then letting the whole plan slip - keep on top of it.

5. Aim to work to a completion date that is at least 2 days before the actual submission deadline. Not only does it feel great to complete your work in plenty of time before submission day, it also gives you a couple of days to re-check through your work and to sort out a proof read or final editorial, if this is required.

Monday, 13 April 2015

How to Improve Your Essay Writing

Writing a good essay is a tedious job for students from a long time, but with an appropriate guidance one can improve his write-up very easily.

The importance of writing quality articles and essays has gain tremendous significance over last several years. Now Universities around the world focus hugely on helping students to improve their writing ability. They primarily emphasize on essay writing tips and guidelines for students. The main reason for this change is because article writing, homework and dissertations makes students more comfortable with understanding the subject matter and more capable to apply theoretical concepts into practical scenario. But sometimes this regular assistance for writing seems less to guide some students for writing quality articles. As a result they require extra help for understanding the basics and formats of essays. For such students Online Essay Tutoring can be very effective and result oriented.

The abilities of writing quality essays can be improved by providing tutoring from experts. Essays writing is an art and with assistance from expert of essays writing one can shape his essay and improve his grades.

As a result from a survey it can be stated that students who get extra assistance for developing writing skills score better grades than those who prepare essays on their own. The interactions with online essay tutors make students comfortable with their assignments and as a result they finish with better marks and compete with others. A discussion with the online tutors helps students to improve their thinking ability.

Online essay tutors provide ample essay examples along with essay formatting tips to help students write a quality essay.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Essay Writing - 6 Common Types

Students often have essay writing activities in almost all of their subjects. The initial step is usually to decide on what topic to discuss. But the next big decision that essay writers confront is what type of essay to employ. What technique works for the selected topic? What kind of writing style is suitable? What tone is efficient?

In choosing what essay type is appropriate to use, students need to fully understand the difference between each type. Here are the common types of essays that can help students on their paper writing activities:

1. Persuasive or argumentative essay

A persuasive or argumentative essay makes a claim or position regarding a subject for the main purpose of persuasion. It is usually presented with statistics, expert opinions, and well-supported arguments about a claim or controversy. In using an argumentative tone in essay writing, it is essential that the issue to be discussed is two-sided wherein the writer takes a stand. Also, the main argument must be clear, exact, and highly focused.

2. Comparison and Contrast essay

This type of essay writing takes two subjects and identifies their similarities and differences. A good comparison and contrast paper possesses a valid basis for comparison - a limited focus and catchy information. In writing essay using compare and contrast, it is vital that the purpose for comparing and contrasting the two subjects is made clear. This purpose is crucial because it provides focus to the paper.

3. Descriptive essay

Descriptive essays' aim is to provide a vivid picture of a certain person, place, object, or event. It offers concise details that enable the readers to imagine the subject described. Generally, descriptive essays explain the "what, why, when, where, and how" of a topic.

4. Definition essay

Definition essay writing demands writers to present a meaning of a term that goes beyond the objective definition offered in the dictionary. Essay writers need to provide a more focused and exact description of the term than what is offered in reference sources.

5. Narrative essay

A narrative essay tells a story in a sequence of events. This type of essay is told from a defined point of view, often the author's. It offers specific and often sensory details to get the reader involved in the elements and sequence of the story. Verbs must be vivid and precise.

6. Evaluation essay

The prime purpose of this essay writing style is to form judgment on certain ideas, places, services, etc. basing on clear-cut criteria. An informed opinion is critical to the development of this essay. It is important to use facts, statistics and other authoritative resources to establish and organize the criteria to present a substantial analysis and evaluation.

Essay writing is just one tough kind of various paper writing activities. Students usually ask for professional essay help to assist them on what type of approach or style to use in their composition.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Get Paid For Your Love of Writing Through Essay Writing Jobs

Essay Writing Jobs can secure a full time income for those interested in this genre of writing jobs. Before entering into the job one needs to pay attention and get enlightened with the requirements for the profile; risks involved, rights to be secured and the benefits gained.

As any other form of writing, essay writing also requires good command over the English language usage and grammar, along with effective communication skill and diversified knowledge background. As a beginner one needs to showcase his/her academic as well as writing achievements. Each client will require your wide knowledge and experience proof; hence you need to have a good resume, which should highlight your knowledge, experience and skills to satisfy their demand.

Apart from the language skills and writing to the client's erratic guidelines, you should have the following qualities: 
(i) Always be motivated to work on your own 
(ii) Have a admirable customer services skills 
(iii) You are accountable for your work, so maintain a professional attitude when dealing with your customers.

Essay writers offer services in a much broader area. There are great possibilities of your writing being stolen. To avoid this one should keep in mind that 
Do not work for companies demanding complete/full copyrights 
Ensure while getting into contract that your writings cannot be redistributed 
Assure your client of your quality and deadline, adhere to the same and be honest enough that your writings are original 
If suspicious about your clients intention you can as well upload your writings on the web to secure them

Also, you should be cautious enough that you are paid for the service rendered, ensure that the type of clients and customers you select are reliable. 
The other point to be concentrated is that to enhance your client list you should be strong enough in business. You can create your own domain or you can join some good writing association and publish as many as articles as possible.

Hope all the above said points are been considered by you to incorporate in your career as I strongly feel that the points are mentioned are helpful. However writing is great career, with unlimited opportunities though it seems to be a though endeavor, to move on and succeed one should follow the golden rule is always be flexible.

Friday, 10 April 2015

"Essay Writing Help" & Grammar Tool - Easily Proofread Any Document!

If you haven't already noticed, "Essay Writing Help" & Grammar Tool is already available for several years and it offers important advantages for anyone who writes in English. We can spend hours on writing, rewriting, checking and proofreading our different writing tasks trying to maintain it correct and professional. If you look for new ways that will help you to improve your writing skills - read the following review.

Some basics

What is "Essay Writing Help" & Grammar Tool anyway? Well, in one sentence it is a solution that helps us with one of the most tedious writing tasks - that is proofreading our writing for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Many of these programs compare your content against a huge DB that contains 'proper text versions' of millions of words, sentences, and phrases. When we examine their capabilities and what they offer, we can notice the following: grammar check, misspelling and typos correction, and suggesting proper punctuation.

Important advantages

This technology quickly brings immediate and clear benefits:

* Saving precious time spent on manual proofreading.

* Assisting ESL learners assimilating English grammar rules.

* Helping us to better achieve our writing goals.

There are probably many other benefits that were not added into this quick list, as this powerful tool keeps changing, bringing us new improvements that help us on improving our Writing skills.

Quick summary

To conclude this article we can say that "Essay Writing Help" & Grammar Tool helps us on accomplishing the other half of our writing assignments - that is proofreading. No Natural Language Processing technology can get that perfect, but it can definitely help us correct most of our common writing errors. In the future we can expect this program to further develop itself, for one simple reason: writing is among the most significant tools that help us expressing ourselves.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Jump-Starting Your Essay Writing

Looking to get a jump-start on your essay assignment? If you are the type who ends up staring at an empty Word document for hours on end, these tips for jump-starting your process might work out for you:

1. Write down your purpose.

You may not come up with a full idea about what to do with your subject, but setting your purpose down on paper will clear up a lot of things. Instead of thinking of a multitude of items, just focus on one: What is your purpose - that one thing you want to achieve with your essay (e.g. "to explain the differences between 19th century politicians and those from today").

2. How will you achieve this purpose?

Begin to list down the way to achieve this purpose? What specific steps will you need to include in the essay to achieve it?

3. Let it simmer.

With your purpose and your main paths towards it written down, it is time to let it all simmer. Leave it for a day and allow it to percolate.

4. Put your idea in a nutshell.

In one paragraph, consisting of four to five sentences, try to write down the entire thing. What is the essence that you want to convey?

5. Outline.

With your main idea summarized, you can now expand it into an outline containing all the major points, facts and arguments you will need to fully communicate it.

At first glance, this process might seem longer than just sitting down and writing everything. Using this, though, you eliminate a lot of the wasted thought processes that go into producing your work in a disorganized manner. Just like using essay writing software, it streamlines the activity, saving you plenty of time in the long run.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

"Essay Writing Help" & Grammar Tool - Easily Proofread Any Document!

If you haven't already noticed, "Essay Writing Help" & Grammar Tool is already available for several years and it offers important advantages for anyone who writes in English. We can spend hours on writing, rewriting, checking and proofreading our different writing tasks trying to maintain it correct and professional. If you look for new ways that will help you to improve your writing skills - read the following review.

Some basics

What is "Essay Writing Help" & Grammar Tool anyway? Well, in one sentence it is a solution that helps us with one of the most tedious writing tasks - that is proofreading our writing for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Many of these programs compare your content against a huge DB that contains 'proper text versions' of millions of words, sentences, and phrases. When we examine their capabilities and what they offer, we can notice the following: grammar check, misspelling and typos correction, and suggesting proper punctuation.

Important advantages

This technology quickly brings immediate and clear benefits:

* Saving precious time spent on manual proofreading.

* Assisting ESL learners assimilating English grammar rules.

* Helping us to better achieve our writing goals.

There are probably many other benefits that were not added into this quick list, as this powerful tool keeps changing, bringing us new improvements that help us on improving our Writing skills.

Quick summary

To conclude this article we can say that "Essay Writing Help" & Grammar Tool helps us on accomplishing the other half of our writing assignments - that is proofreading. No Natural Language Processing technology can get that perfect, but it can definitely help us correct most of our common writing errors. In the future we can expect this program to further develop itself, for one simple reason: writing is among the most significant tools that help us expressing ourselves.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

"Help With Essay Writing" Software - Read Before You Buy!

Nowadays we can easily improve our English writing with an advanced "Help With Essay Writing" Software. People who use computers at home or in the office quickly find out that writing consumes much of their activity. The following article will show you how you can easily transform your English writing to be accurate, rich, and professional.

Quick overview

What is "Help With Essay Writing" Software all about? Well, it is one of these innovative solutions that technology keeps bringing in order to make our life easier - in our case it is about fixing our English writing. The way they 'fix' your writing is interesting yet complicated; basically these solutions compare your sentences to their own 'proper versions' of similar sentences. Advanced grammar editing program enables the following: text editing, grammatical check, correct spelling, and proper punctuation.

Quick advantages

Using this sophisticated technology can definitely make our life easier:

* Providing extra capabilities which do not exist in conventional word processors.

* Improving the image we want to project through our writing.

* Improving our business communication skills with partners and customers.

There are probably many other benefits that were not added into this quick list, as this webmarketing tool keeps changing, bringing us new ideas and additional solutions that help us on improving our Writing skills.


After the first time you try this "Help With Essay Writing" Software you quickly realize how practical and powerful it is. Everyone agrees that it cannot completely eliminate our writing problems; however, it can significantly help us on improving our writing skills. We can only expect this webmarketing assistance tool to further develop itself, simply because writing is among the most significant tools that help us communicating with others.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Easy Essay Writing & Grammar Checker - Quickly Get One!

It is here and it works - Easy Essay Writing & Grammar Checker can easily improve your English writing by transforming it correct, professional, and impressive. English writing is one of the most important forms of communication today, it is necessary to maintain it correct and professional. If you look for new ways that will help you to improve your writing skills - read the following review.

Quick introduction

Easy Essay Writing & Grammar Checker helps on checking, correcting, and constructing our English sentences so they become accurate, clean, and fluent. By simulating the human mind, this technology analyzes your writing by comparing it to a dynamic large database that contains proper variations of your text. Several important aspects are common to most of these solutions and it includes the following: proofreading for correct grammar, correcting spelling mistakes, and checking on proper punctuation.

Can it make our life better?

This technology quickly brings immediate and clear benefits:

* Significantly enhancing the capabilities of our existing text editors.

* Improving our basic-intermediate grammar writing skills.

* Improving our inter-personal communication skills.

If we examine it closer we would probably find additional benefits that were not added into this quick list, as this solution is constantly moving forward, bringing us new improvements that help us on improving our English writing and editing skills.


There is no doubt that Easy Essay Writing & Grammar Checker is a great way to enhance our writing capabilities and improve our written based communication. Where will this technology go from here? It mainly depends on how accurate and effective language processing engines get. We can only expect this solution to further develop itself, for a single reason: writing is one of the most important tools that help us achieving many of our goals.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Some Tips on English Essay Writing

If you have been writing for any length of time you know that the English language can be one of the most tricky languages to write in. When you consider the fact that you have words that sound the same, but have completely different meanings never mind the fact that you have several different styles of English to contend with, from American, British, Canadian and everything in between, you know that it can be quite the challenge to communicate effectively. English essay writing is no exception.

However, there are a few tips that you should take into consideration when you begin to write your next essay or creative writing piece. The first tip to consider is that although there are different styles of English writing from what I have seen, the predominant style is the American-style spelling. Of course, you need to remember that this will vary depending on your location. After all, if you are in Canada you need to make sure that you use the Canadian spelling for words such as "centre" and not the Americanized version "center." This is something that can trip up even the best of writers especially when you consider that many word processors come with the US style of spellcheck on by default. So one key tip is to always consider your locale as you write.

Another thing to think about is with the language itself being so complex, there is no shame in using a grammar and punctuation reference either online or better yet from your local bookstore. Of course, you want to make sure that it is and up-to-date reference as you will be referring to it frequently. This is something that I myself cannot live without because of the amount of writing that I do on a daily basis. And it is almost impossible to remember all of the grammar or punctuation rules that you need to to create an effective writing piece. Good English essay writing pretty much requires that you have good reference material as well.

One final point to remember regarding English essay writing is that ultimately while aid automated spellcheck can listen your proofreading time, you will still need to ensure the, manually read and proofread your paper before you handed in. While spellcheck is quite advanced, it still does not replace the human brain when it comes to this task, so the best idea is to use them both.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Fundamentals Of Essay Writing

When you were born, you were slowly exposed to the world day by day until it came to the point when you were sent off for school. Of course, it all started with the basics that included learning the ABC's, being introduced to words through concepts brought by images, and then on to colors, pronunciation and the likes. While in pre-school, there are lesser hours for classes and lighter load per session because children have lesser tolerance for all work if compared to play, and they also need as much rest while they are developing physically and mentally. Later on, when they reach secondary and tertiary levels, they will be introduced to essay writing together with all other major subjects, and they are in for a ride.

Writing is very essential in school. Without it, we can never spell out words on print, which if succeeded with word after word could turn into a sentence, then a paragraph and to a whole article itself. Writing in the sense of developing penmanship is very important because how else would the teacher and other people be able to understand what you are trying to say if all they see are almost close to doodles and scribbles? Meanwhile, writing in terms of using words, sentences and paragraphs to form thoughts is another thing, and it should be understandable in a sense that the ideas are seamlessly expressed, one point to the other. Write clearly in penmanship and express your thoughts with clarity, that's how the two will come off best.

Essay writing will always be encountered by students, especially since it is a way of testing their understanding of a certain topic, whether pre or post discussion. Of course, there's the usual objective type of exam where there are closed ended choices that only revolve around yes or no's and multiple choices to name some. But once you are asked to expound on a subject matter in paragraphs with a title, then there comes the subjective part of a test or classroom exercise. Writing this way can be fun, because it allows you to explore on your vocabulary as you grope for words that would best describe your feelings and opinions towards a concept. However, some students may find this uninteresting for their end, thus as a parent per se, you have to help them get past that prejudice by using modules that are easy and fast to learn.

The said module or lesson plan would surely help improve the study skills of your child, especially if he or she has been having difficulties in concentrating and shedding some of the pre-conceived notions of studying. You have to break that shell by introducing an exercise that will convince him or her that learning is indeed fun. In there, there will be tips in how to remember lessons after class - that is by taking notes and organizing them in a chronological order, tips in writing better sentences and essays - how to construct them and how to hook the reader by writing a catchy intro. For sure, the lesson plan has a lot in store, and it all takes a few minutes of your time and theirs.

So how will you convince your child that essay writing is achievable and does not require you to formulate technical solutions? Tell him or her that it all runs on basic concepts, compressed down to the essentials of deciding on a topic - if it is not given ahead of time, outlining your ideas in a comprehensible form, writing the intro or what they call the hook to the bait, filling in the body of the article, and then closing everything with a concluding paragraph. If these steps be understood simply for what it is, then all will be well.

Friday, 3 April 2015

How You Should Use Essay Writing Examples

If you are just beginning yet another writing assignment, you know that every once in a while you are going to have a distinct lack of either motivation, inspiration, or some combination of those two. However, with the amount of work that is typically given to college and university students these days, this is really not the best problem to have. After all, you need to be able to stay on top of both your course work as well as your longer term assignments. And this can be quite difficult to when you have got a case of writer's block. One option of course is to free associate and do something else until your inspiration kicks back in. This technique is one of the better ones that you can use because you simply forget about the particular problem you are having an entirely and give it over to your subconscious mind.

However, there is no time limit as to how long this can take and as such if you are on a guideline, you may need to consider other options. One of these is essay writing examples. However, you need to know exactly how you should use them to begin with. Although they can be a great source of inspiration, there is also the temptation to perhaps take a snippet here or there to use in your own work without properly crediting your source. This of course is an example of how not to use essay writing examples.

However, you may also be wondering where you can find good essay writing examples. One option of course is to hunt on the Internet using search engines such as Google or Bing. However, you need to again make sure that you know precisely what you are looking for and be able to locate good examples quickly. Another option of course is to use friends or colleagues papers as examples. However, you may find that this will not be easy as many will not want you to use their work.

One final thing to consider when it comes to essay writing examples is that you really only need to do this once especially if you are unsure about the style of essay you have been asked to write. Once you have it down, there is no more need to use this type of research.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Three Tips For College Essay Writing

If you're off to college in the fall, then you need to know that the requirements and expectations will be somewhat different than what you've currently and previously experienced in school. One of the differences that you'll find is in what is expected of you when it comes to college essay writing versus high school essay writing there are quite a few differences between the two and depending on the Prof., you may find that your marks may drop and that the assignments and writing will be a little bit more difficult and more time-consuming. Of course, college essay writing does not have to be completely difficult if you follow three tips.

For one thing, in high school, as is generally consisted of getting lots of dates and research from books from the library and then using them on a prescribed topic. Although there was some encouragement to freethinking, mostly you're expected to answer the topic and for the most part of your critical thinking skills are not really tested. Of course, college essay writing something quite different. Depending on the course, your Prof. may give you a general outline or idea and then simply tell you how long it is to be and when the due date is. Not, you may not be getting much in the way of information. This is not done to make things harder on you, it is done to show you that now you are expected to exercise more critical thinking and find your own voice it comes to writing. Naturally, there are general expectations concerning structure and things like grammar but for the most part, it is mostly left up to you to create the perfect paper. So if you're expecting a lot of help, be aware that this may not be forthcoming. So you'll have to be prepared to do much of the work on your own.

Another tip concerning essay writing for college is to understand that the depth of your research will have to be a little bit more than what you may previously be used to. You will most likely have to utilize several different sources rather than relying on what you did previously. Here again, you want to expand your horizons with respect to research that you consider relevant. In other words, you need to have a more open mind to truly make this a successful paper.

Final tip of course is to not let stress get in the way of what you have to do. Your first year college can be overwhelming to say the least, however if you take the time and get organized and realize that your first paper may not be your greatest, you'll find that you're able to do things quicker and learn that much faster.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

SPM English 1119 Essay Writing

The SPM English 1119 Exam comprises two papers: Paper I and Paper 2.

Paper 1, which is strictly on essay writing, requires candidates to write two essays: Directed Writing and Continuous Writing. Paper 2 tests students in the following areas: reading and comprehension, information transfer skills, vocabulary, summary writing skills, and literature. Although essay writing is reserved for Paper 1, students are required to write a summary and answer questions on poetry, novels and plays which test their ability to write.

It is evident that writing is prominently featured in the SPM English exam. This can be deduced from the marks allocated for the following:

Paper 1 - Directed Writing (35), Continuous Writing (50)
Paper 2 - Summary (15), Literature (25)

The total marks for the above is 125 marks out of the total of 160 marks.

What is the bottom line?

Students who want to do well in the SPM English exam should pay more attention to the above areas that require them to write. However, writing is a skill that most students find onerous or difficult. Writing is a skill that must be inculcated from young. Like reading, once you've got yourself into the habit of writing, you are hooked onto it for life.

Writing is a process that has to start from the child's primary school years. But is this happening? It is common for teachers to lament that students are unable to write despite having done quite well in the PMR English exam for 15-year-olds. I have personally facilitated a group of undergraduates in a public university and I was horrified by the deplorable standard of English displayed in their assignments.

So, where did we go wrong?

I have been a teacher, trainer and writer. As an English teacher I have taught General English, 'O' Level English, English for Business and Science, TOEFL and IELTS. I have written computer-based English and Phonics lessons for schools and kindergartens. I have also written a computer-based training course for insurance sales agents. Since last year, I have published two e-learning titles: My PMR English Success Formula and SPM English 1119 Self-Tuition Course. My company, Students' English Resource, aims to produce more e-learning materials for the Malaysian market.