Essential Tips for College Students: How to Write a Perfect Essay

If you want to earn a top grade then you need a perfect essay and here are a few tips for you to achieve that goal:

  • Knowledge of content
  • Time to edit
  • Classy language

Knowledge of content

It is very important to know your subject matter. If you do not know what you are writing about then you will not make any sense to yourself or to your reader. Proper research into your topic and the content of what your essay will entail should be your first step before writing your essay. This will also help in determining how to place your content and organize your paragraphs. Professors are more apt to be delighted when reading a well thought out and organized essay than one sloppily structured and not making any sense. In the case of writing the perfect essay ignorance is not bliss. Know the content of your topic enough to discuss it without notes amongst your peers and writing the essay will be that much easier.

Time to edit

An essay will not be perfect with the first draft. This is why it is important for you to make sure that you start writing your essay with enough time to properly edit it once the paper is written. Editing could take up to three or more drafts of your essay, depending on the length of it, and so you will need to make sure that you have time to properly peruse your essay. Having time is essential because if you are sorely pressed you will miss grammatical errors and poor sentences. You should also see if a friend has time to read it as a fresh set of eyes can spot things that you would have missed.

Classy language

Your essay has to pop out at the professor. Employ the use of a dictionary or a thesaurus to find longer, fancier words to replace the ones you would use everyday. Instead of saying ‘wish’ say ‘aspiration’ for example. It will make an impression to your professor when he or she sees the effort you have put into writing your essay with high class language instead of making it sound ordinary. While there is nothing wrong with being ordinary it does not leave an impression and you want your essay to make an impact. Do not let it be easily forgotten.


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