How to write a good essay?

I took care of your own share of mandatory essay writing in high school and especially in university, and I enjoyed it as much as I can remember. In recent years, however, my attitude has changed, and for a moment I thought about doing blog posts about essay writing.

Writing-especially writing an essay that is structured and effortless, with comparisons of different perspectives and sources-is a very good way to learn and clarify your own thinking. However, after watching king essays reviews,I realized that essay writing, in the sense that this post talks about, has little to do with the "essay" that is urgently transferred to paper from someone else's memory during university exams.

I wrote this post summarizing the main problems with the best essay writing guide I've ever seen. This Essay Writing Guide , available for free on the Web site of Jordan B. Peterson, a Canadian psychology professor , and by following it step by step, anyone can write a good essay while learning a lot about their topic. Peterson's guide is a special class in its specificity, and it also makes a good general argument as to why writing as a learning tool requires effort but is satisfying.

Here are the main issues of Peterson's 10-point guide.


An essay is a relatively short essay on a specific topic. Its purpose is to form a reasoned, coherent, and familiar narrative on a topic that is relevant to the author and worth reading. In English, the word essay also means an attempt: writing an essay is an attempt to explore a topic or answer a question. Thus, writing serves as a tool for the author's own development and a means of learning to better communicate his thoughts to others. The other side of development is the author's growing ability to evaluate the ideas put forward by others and to see whether they are the result of careful thought or not. In other words, writing your own thinking can make you more effective.



A good essay works on many levels. There are seven levels of review in Peterson's guidelines:
paragraphs (which should be about 100 words or 10 sentences)
the logical development of the songs in steps to the end of the essay
the essay as a whole (interest, importance, originality, etc.)
The reader of the text and the
The culture in which the reader lives (defines the reader's background)
In general, you should aim for concise and impactful as well as aesthetically pleasing expression. At bid4papers you will choose a topic that you have to be honest with yourself (or, if you can't influence it, a point of view) that is relevant to you. In the optimal situation, the author asks himself or herself an interesting, at best, fascinating question, which he or she answers in his or her essay. If the author is bored when writing, the reader is bound to be bored when reading.

Even after all these instructions, the most important thing is to start and finish the essay. An incomplete, nearly complete paper leads to an incomplete, but completed writing with less not only personal learning, but also credit.



According to Peterson, you can begin writing an essay by listing the questions you are interested in (or alternatively, asked), or by beginning to make a reading list for the topic. If the questions are hard to come by, you may not yet know enough about the subject. The cure that works for this is solving the subject by reading related books or articles. The reading list can be updated first, even with the help of Wikipedia. Once suitable authors and works are found, you can delve deeper into the sources they use. A suitable source for a four-page essay is 5-10 books or articles.

Taking notes on thought-provoking issues is recommended. A disclaimer might be, for example, something important that you completely disagree with or would like to learn more about. Underlining and using a marker can make you feel effective, but there is little other benefit. Things are more likely to be remembered if, after reading one paragraph (or another passage of suitable length), you close the book and write in your own words a concise summary of what you have just read. Thus, things should be written down in notes in the form they are best understood, and the brain should work quite differently than it does when crossing out. A suitable number of notes, according to Peterson, is about two to three times the final target length of the essay.


Read more about essay preparation in:

Essay tips: how to get more language points?

How do I write a good essay?

How do you write an essay?

Errors in Essay Writing

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