Writing on a topic can be enjoyed instead of making one feel frustrated or discouraged. Following are the ten steps to writing an easy yet effective essay:
1. Researching on the topic comes first and in this step, you may take help from all the online resources available to you as well as the local libraries. This step is necessary to make you aware of the diverse aspects of the topic.
2. Analyzing the collected information comes next as now you have all the evidence and statements to support your main idea. Discard the weaker points if given an option and put forward the stronger claims in your article. Analysis of the articles written by others helps one a lot in learning how to write on their own.
3. Brainstorming is the next key step which enables you to jot down all the thoughts and ideas that muddle up your mind before you start writing. Ask yourself all the questions that flood your mind during the course of writing and take notes.
4. Clearly state your main idea to the reader in a thesis statement. It is a statement around which the whole article revolves and it has to be a precise statement clearly described.
5. Organize all the material collected into separate paragraphs with one paragraph dealing with only one aspect of the topic. Use one-line sentences or bulleted points for each paragraph to make it appear as a unit.
6. After all the above steps are over and done with, the most crucial step of sitting down and writing comes next. The introduction and the conclusion are the most important components of a well-built argument. The introduction should be attention-grabbing and may contain the statement of the main issue leading towards your proposition.
7. It is advisable for a writer to talk the article rather than simply writing it down. The article should be broken up into paragraphs with each paragraph having to deal with a separate issue. The paragraphs may be of a different length so that there is no monotony and dullness in the paper.
8. Conclude the paper with either a thought-provoking question or a wrap-up sentence with a quotation to support the end.
9. Properly cite all the references used in the main body of the paper followed by the ‘Works Cited’ section with the details of the sources.
10. Finally, touch up your article by proofreading it for any grammatical or language errors and correcting the tone of the language.