What Are Some Do's And Don'ts Of Essay Writing?


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Lucy Burroughs Profile
Lucy Burroughs answered
Writing an essay can seem like a daunting task at first, but it's actually pretty easy if you approach it right!

Top Tips For Essay Writing

  • Plan. Structure is perhaps the most important thing you can do when you're writing an essay; you need to know exactly what you're going to say, and in what order, before you start to write. Having a plan to follow makes the writing process a lot easier and less stressful, and it also gives the reader the impression that you know exactly what you want to say.
  • Guide the reader. In the introduction, spell out what you're going to do in the essay, and maybe provide a little background information on the subject. For the main body of the essay, do what you said you'd do in the introduction. When you get to the conclusion, you should be able to close by briefly summarizing how you've achieved what you set out to do.
  • Refer back to the question. Do this for each point you make; not only does this help you to make sure you're sticking to the plan, but it reminds the reader that you're on track.
  • Research. Sometimes, an essay question can seem so uninspiring that you just don't know what to write about. For me, this is usually a sign that I haven't done enough research - sometimes, just finding one quote in a reference book is enough to tie everything together and shape an argument that seemed a little flat.
  • Take notes. If you're reading a book for class and you know you'll be asked to write an essay on it, take as many notes as you can whilst you're reading. Highlight passages, use post-it notes, write in the margins and take notes on a separate piece of paper. Anything that seems relevant or interesting to you is worth writing down: Sometimes, it's the little things that seem insignificant at the time that can actually make a really good essay.
  • Give yourself regular breaks. Every 40 minutes or so, take at least 10 minutes to go and do something else. Even if this is just leaving the library to grab a coffee, it's important that you let your mind (and body, if possible) have a break. If you work without little rests, your concentration will suffer and so will your work. Sometimes, your brain will be processing your thoughts while you're taking a break, and you'll come back to your essay with fresh eyes and new ideas.
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damon Rawk answered

Being an experienced essay writer who has been engaged in the field of providing quality essay writing and providing field, I dont think that there are any problems related to the skill of essay writing. As a matter of fact the activity is highly healthy and is considered appreciable for students irrespective of their academic grade since it helps them enlightening the different aspects of essay writing in an effective manner

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Anthony Bergs answered


1)  Steal ideas from other people’s work

  • read essays written by other people;
  • check samples from professional writers;
  • read different subjects in different disciplines and styles.

2)  Improving your vocabulary and making good use of it

Having a great vocabulary will help you express your thoughts better.

3)  Structure and Argument

a)  Subscribe to online resources;

b)  Make good use of the dictionary;

c)  Make your own vocabulary book.

4)  The Structuring

This is an obvious requirement; proper structuring is the soul of an essay.


1) As I wrote in the first part - you can steal ideas from your competitors. But - DO NOT "copy/paste" these ideas. You need to read them and understand the main point. Plagiarism is the biggest and the worst mistake you can make while writing any type of academic papers.

2) One of the main aspects of writing a good essay is – not using repetitive words.


1) my own experience ;)

3) How to write an essay: Tips for A-Level students

Mark Westbrook Profile
Mark Westbrook answered
Some essay writing dos and donts might include:


Plan your essay against the question, write out an essay plan with how much effort or words you are going to spend on each section to ensure that you do not waffle on.

Get a good supply of research material, so that you have different perspectives on the question.

Use a computer if possible, it helps you structure things

Answer the question properly, do not answer the question as you'd like it to be. Read the question carefully.


Copy the essay from anywhere or anyone else, teachers and assessors aren't dumb.

Buy a copy of the essay from the Internet, it's easy to check that its plagiarised.

Waste time, get stuck in as quickly as possible, do not leave it to the last minute

Work without breaks, your brain will make connections when you stop working so hard.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered


1. Be unique - don't try to copy someone. One may say "You are weird", millions will say "You are outstanding"

2. Be various and unpredictable. Expand your vocabulary by replacing already used adjectives, verbs etc. With synonyms. That will make your texts less dull. And don't go common ways of telling stories - make your own way.

3. Learn from everybody. Read everything, listen to everybody (i don't mean you have to obey, just listen), embrace tips that you are given from experienced writers

4. Develop yourself. Try to become better every day.

5. Never give up! If you think that your essay is very bad. Just relax, read it, edit some parts (add something or delete odd things). Or anyway, you can rewrite it.


1. Don't use plagiarism. That may helps you once or twice, but not more. When you will get higher and your plagiarism will be revealed no one will do business with you. And also you will be useless because u have no own ideas

2. Write when you are exhausted. When you have no power and no willing to write all your texts would be dull and boring. Work only when you mentally and physically prepared,

3. Write 12 hours in a row. Make breaks, go for walk. Keep your brain fresh.

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