|The instructor may suggest you the topic of the essay himself, or you may be given the choice of what topic to write the essay on. If you are given a topic, you should think about the type of essay you want to write. Should it be a general overview of the subject area or a specific analysis? If you are not given a topic, you have a little extra work to do.|
To write a successful essay, you must organize your thoughts. Write out on paper all your thoughts on the topic in the form of a chart. This structure serves as the basis for your work. A scheme or diagram allows you to organize your thesis statement. So, to create a diagram, write your topic in the middle of the page. Now from that topic, draw a few lines (4-5), and at the end of those lines, write down the ideas. From the ideas, draw a few more lines and at the end of those lines write down any thoughts on those ideas. This approach will allow you to write a well-organized essay.
Now that you have chosen a topic and written out the main ideas for that topic, you should write the main thesis statement of your essay. The main thesis is one sentence that describes the key statement in the essay as accurately and as completely as possible. When writing some essays as an academic paper or part of a standardized exam, having the main thesis statement in the introduction is mandatory. Even if you do not have such requirements, it will be helpful to clearly state the main thesis of the paper. Usually the main thesis is placed near the end of the first paragraph, although there are no strict rules. ⦁ Since the essay on obesity is about an important topic, and you will be writing in simple non-descriptive language, you can formulate the main point as follows: "Based on the analysis of research data, this essay will provide recommendations on possible ways to reduce obesity." Such a thesis statement will, in a few words, explain to the reader what the purpose of the essay is. ⦁ A vacation essay will not require this. Since mood, storytelling, and describing something personal are more important here, a straightforward phrase like "This essay details my vacation in Costa Rica" will sound strained and inappropriate.
The main body of the essay states, explains, or describes your topic. Each main idea you wrote in a diagram or outline will become a separate section in the body of your essay. Each paragraph will have the same basic structure. Start by writing one of your main ideas as an opening sentence. Then write each of your pspecial ideas in sentence format, but leave three or four lines between each point to go back to, and give detailed examples to argue your position. Fill these spaces with relative information that will help tie the smaller ideas together.
Now that you have written the overall structure of your essay, you should write an introduction. The introduction should grab the reader's attention and show exactly what your essay focuses on. Start with information that will 100% grab the reader's attention. You can use shocking information, dialogue, a story, a quote. Whichever way you choose, make sure it ties in with your thesis statement, which will be included as the last sentence of your introduction.