How to Write an Essay. Research, Analysis, Thesis, Outline
Step 1: Essay Research
Step 2: Essay Analysis
Step 3: Brainstorming
Step 4: Essay Thesis
Step 5: Essay Outline
Step 6: Essay Introduction
Step 7: Essay Paragraphs
Step 8: Essay Conclusion
Step 9: MLA Style in Essay Writing
Step: 10: Language
Step 10: Essay Language (b)
As Truman Capote puts it that, “The extreme satisfaction of writing is not what y, but you write about, in fact it is in the rhythm that the words produce.” Because when you are revising the language of your essay, you are actually producing music with those words
At this point, the text of your essay will be firm. And if your central idea needs to be disposed off, you should not waste time in making the minor adjustments in your passage, if the composition and the constituents of your essay need to be reconstructed. Therefore, reconstructing the language of your essay should be placed at the end. It would be as if polishing a shoe what has been repaired or stitched.
The process of reconstructing the language can be a very tiring job, save, that it is very important too. When your are re reading to detect and mark errors of spelling, grammar, weak arrangement of words, clumsy word flow, and many other complicated language areas that you could improve on. It will take hours of reading to search for errors while you are striving to improve on your language skills too to the extent that it will be interesting to read and will be true to the fact style or the literal style.
Give Your Eyes Rest
Reading your essay over and over again to search for errors makes you unable to perceive or understand what you are reading. In a short while you discontinue reading the text on the page and start to imagine things that are on your mind and which you fallaciously invert on to that page. Though, the original alphabets could have been Hebrew or Greek, it doesn’t count at that point.
Do not keep reading your essay for many hours till you grasp every detail about your text by just looking at it vaguely, not searching for any specific concerns. What you require to do is let our eyes rest for a while or stop for intervals. Let yourself have a day or two off during the corrections. (This is the reason why you need to postpone your work.) And when your get back to doing your work again, with refreshed eyes, and increasing lucidity you will be able to look through all the clumsily expression of words and bizarre concepts that your eyes had glanced over.
Know what to look for
You may read your essay thousands of times over and over again, but if miss out on what you are looking for, your will be also missing out all the mistakes that you are trying to locate. If you do intend to put hard labor into your work, be assured that all the effort that you are putting in will generate something new and good. When you are proofreading your essay, you should know what to search for. Check for the standard of judgment in the Grades section of this site. You will see twelve areas to search for: Structure, development, focus, evidence, logic, integration, unity, in-text citation, Works citation, grammar, style, and clarity. Keep checking off each type as you continue to correct your essay. By putting the same questions to your self is a similar way to help do the proofreading in the Peer Review style, (look intently) executing a “self-review.” Ultimately, do not forget to use the spell-checker and grammar-checker in Word.
You may ask a friend to read your essay and suggest if it would need to be changed. This has its advantages. There are a few students who feel the demands to bring their language skills to the level of fluency, to achieve an “A” level and so might ask their friends to go even further from proposing simple things but to intensely revise or restate the language paper. While it is convenient for some to get some reaction from others about the concept or the language, but your family or friends may not play the part of an editor, transforming your sentences and ideas and reproduce the language and analyze to a standard which is not your own and which is not within your ability limits. To present somebody else’s language as your own, though the concepts may appear a true copy to your mind, is regarded as plagiarism. The work you do should be your very own and this comprise of the language and style too not only the text.
But if you are sure that the essay is your own work and that it also clearly indicates your considerable level of how you have executed it, then you will surely enjoy what you have achieved and that you have experienced a sense of personal growth too which you did not experience before. Every essay that you write must seem to you to be your highest quality of work to date. The paper is complete only, when you can get this feeling.
Carry on editing your language for grammar, style and clarity.