11 Tips for Writing Your Essay

When writing your essay, make sure to include the following:
  • Definitions of key ideas or terms.
  • Descriptions and analyses of specific examples are included in your essay.
  • Summary and evaluations of conflicting opinions about the topic.
  • Comparisons and contrasts of the examples you’ve given and how they relate to the thesis statement.
  • Connections of the examples to each other and to the main idea.
  • If needed and if appropriate, use a lot of quotations from experts. Just make sure that they support your arguments and analyses.
  • Cite all information you use properly. Follow the citation format required by your assignment or your professor.
  • Before printing, emailing or submitting, make sure to proofread your essay to ensure that it doesn’t contain any errors.