Essay writing hacks | How to write an excellent essay!

because at the end of the day it’s a collective effort all of these paragraphs are necessary in order to actually address the essay question hey guys it’sjust and welcome back to my channel welcome back to day at four of my study skills playlist in collaboration with education REE and today’s video is all about essay writing hacks because I can ask how to write an excellent essay so often and I really feel like writing an essay can be really stressful for a lot of students so I really wanted to make this video and share my top tips of how to write an awesome essay feel confident and to tackle essay writing stress because essay writing is sort of compulsory most of our lives when we’re in school so I really felt like this was an important topic to address and when it comes to school and uni essay writing is probably the most common assignment that we’re given so it’s really important that we get a hang of it early on and feel really confident in our abilities to write an awesome essay okay now it’s time for some essay writing hacks so number one I really recommend it you guys take some time out to research your topic there is no point even beginning to write your plan or writing your essay if you don’t fully understand the topic and it’s really important that you do spend even a couple of days researching it because you want to utilize a number of different resources and researching the topic does take a bit of time so give yourself enough time to fully understand the topic and even consider asking your teachers or lecturers if they recommend any additional resources for you to use they might be able to give you some really helpful resources or there might also be compulsory resources that you need to reference in your essay as well okay now that you’ve researched your topic in depth it’s time to begin the essay plan because writing an essay plan is honestly like half of the work your essay plan is the backbone of your essay it’s going to help you to write an excellent essay it’s going to help you form like all of your points make sure ideas flow logically that they’re to the point that everything is really relevant so it’s really important you take your time here and not just rush through it and write down a couple of different flow I’m a scrunched-up piece of hope that you found in your trash can now before you even put pen to paper and begin writing an essay plan mode I will stress this it’s really important that you read the question very very carefully because your question will often contain different task words or key words that will help decide on the way that you actually approach addressing the essay question so there might be different words such as explain discuss compare contrast all of these task words need to be addressed differently and this is going to be something that your teacher or lecturer looks at very carefully when it comes time to marking your essay and making sure that the question was appropriately addressed now for example if your essay question asks you to compare it’s really important to look at different similarities and differences for different concepts ideas and events or if it asks you to discuss or outline it’s important to give a detailed description so really does depend on the different task words in your essay question so take some time out to read it really carefully underline different key words in the essay question highlight them circle though make sure that you are giving yourself enough time to fully understand what is being asked of you okay now it’s time to work on your essay plan and there are a few different kinds of structures that you can use to help you with your plan I personally like the five paragraph structure and I’ll break it down for you now so that you get an understanding of how to actually go about using it if you want to write your essays this way too so to put it really simply your five paragraph structure is made up of exactly that five paragraphs and it begins of your introductory paragraph which outlines the essay topic it outlines exactly the kind of points are going to be addressing in your essay and it gives your reader a heads up into what to expect along the way then you’re going to introduce three different body paragraphs and each paragraph contains a different subtopic or a different key point that it’s going to focus on so the points are dressed in these three body paragraphs are the ones that you would have mentioned earlier in your introduction and they all relate to your essay question and they all together collectively help to support your argument and then your essay is going to end with paragraph number five which is your conclusion paragraph and this is where you’re going to restate your points and show your lecturer teachers or tutors that you’ve effectively argued your case now I am mindful that a lot of the time we kind of want to rush through this paragraph because we just think that we’ve made our point and it’s already been discussed in the essay we’re just going to spend maybe a couple of minutes and write a few sentences but your conclusion is the very last thing that your teachers are going to read so it leaves them with a final impression of your work so I really encourage you guys to take a little bit more time with writing this section of your essay and make sure that each paragraph is given a dedicated amount of your energy and focus because at the end of the day it’s a collective effort all of these paragraphs are necessary in order to actually address the essay question so who here is ready to write an excellent essay now if you guys are feeling a little overwhelmed with the idea of writing an essay or you feel like you need a little bit more guidance and structure or you’re actually just ready to put all of these tips into practice then check out my essay planner from Education Week it’s this guy over here and it’s actually got the five body paragraph as the template displayed and there’s even a section of the bottom to write down useful resources to make sure that you are researching your topic effectively you can even just tear this off and keep it in your binders take it to class with you if you’re writing your essays in class or even just leave it on your desk at home it’s really really handy and it actually comes with an additional almost like the shape that goes through all of the different tasks words and how to effectively address the essay question because there were so many times when I was in school and I would write this amazing essay and then I wouldn’t actually get an amazing grade because I didn’t effectively address the essay question so I want to make sure you guys I’m not only feeling confident to write an awesome essay we are actually effectively addressing the essay question because that definitely counts towards your grades so I hope you guys enjoyed today’s video and don’t forget to head to education read my statutory liens website it’s 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