Writing is like a journey: you start with a blank sheet of paper and what appears on it at the end of the trip depends entirely on you. You should go through every stage of the essay writing process described in this guide.
Write an essay that:
- is focused;
- is logical;
- is clear;
- is well-structured;
- makes a point;
- grabs the reader’s interest from the first lines;
- provides illustrative evidence;
- gives credits to sources.
So, how do we approach this arduous task? Follow this guide and you’ll manage to get an impressive piece of writing. For a 200-250-word composition, you need to devote about one hour of your precious time divided into the following steps:
Have an equal number of points to discuss on both sides to balance the argument
4. Brief conclusion
5. Jot down complex phrases and introductory phrases you wish to use, upgrade the level of your composition by using the new grammar structures and make a list of any vocabulary/buzz words related to the topic; try to choose your most advanced language and collocations to impress your reader.
|Now, you are ready to start writing your essay, make sure it includes the following parts:|
|ESSAY WRITING (45 Minutes)
Present BOTH Sides of the Argument: for and against. Be accountable for what you write: always back up your points with reasons and examples.
Connect all your ideas with linking words. Check our previous post about linking words for further practice.
|CHECK YOUR WORK (10 Minutes)Verb endings/Tenses – Spellings – Punctuation – Relevant NA2 Vocabulary and Structures to Topic.STYLE
– In this type of essay writing, you must not include opinion words (I believe, I think, etc.) in the introduction or the main body. Opinion words can only be used in the final paragraph, where you may state your opinion on the topic. (As far as I’m concerned, personally, in my opinion, it seems to me that…)
– Write well-developed paragraphs in which the points you present are supported with justification, (i.e. reasons or examples). Make sure each paragraph has more than one sentence.
– Do not use informal style (e.g. short forms, colloquial language, etc.) or strong language (e.g. I firmly believe, etc.)