How to Write an Essay Quickly and Efficiently
Have ever panicked when given an assignment that requires high quality at the shortest time limit? Probably we are thinking the same thing. Delivery of a high-quality essay makes me frantic and stay stuck. The panic and tension usually mess up the overall quality. However, you won’t feel the same. You can relax.
Here are the ten excellent tips for writing a quality work within the time constraint.
1. Develop a right mindset
The first step to making before engaging in an essay work is setting the right mindset and mood. Feel positive. Do not feel like giving up, stay focus and take a deep breath. Furthermore, avoid distractions such as accessing phone as this will lead to procrastination of an assignment.
Before you commence on writing an essay, please take your time and draft an outline of the essay. This should be no more than 10 minutes. The time is valuable since it will help you to be organized and won’t spend more time to restructure the essay.
3. Understanding the essay question
The essay to be written is normally guided by the prompt or a question, and quote among others. Reading and understanding the question is essential.
4. Study the essay question
The essay will likely be directed by a question or a prompt, like a quote, with a question. It’s important that you read the question carefully and understand what it is asking of you. Rushing over a question presented for an essay results to skimming which leads to a miss of instructions, and getting out of the topic. Such rush normally happens due to the intense pressure. Ensure you underline the key points and instructional words. For example, “analyze” or “contrast”. This will enable you to focus on the required task hence you will keep it in mind. in addition, note the sources of your work finding for referencing purposes.
After understanding the question, make sure you plan your response in a chronological order then write a draft explaining your ideas and views regarding the question or prompt. Your explanation should be supported with examples or points. Do not be in a hurry when writing the points. This will help you to avoid issues of doubling up the points. It is recommended that you type the notes in the created word document or put them in bullet points and a summary of an elaboration on the point. Ensure that you do not leave out on the relevant example to support such point or mixing them up. Consequently, organize your points and examples to give comprehensive sentence structures. Please do not copy and paste your sentences as this might lead to plagiarism. Ensure that you maintain your integrity and originality.
5. Brainstorm on the thesis statement
The statement normally is a summary or a leading sentence that gives the reader a clarity and answer to the question or topic. It tells the reader what the essay is about. Furthermore, the reader will understand your position upon understanding the thesis statement. For example, you may brainstorm on a given phenomenon or a problem, such as malnutrition as the cause of infant mortality in a given region.
6. Develop an outline
Make sure you make an outline of the main paragraphs of the essay.
This should contain a statement that welcomes the reader to your essay. The stamen should be engaging as well as should make the reader be curious of what is entailed in the essay. Furthermore, the introduction should have thesis stamen as the last sentence of the introduction followed by a transition.
It usually has one to three paragraphs. However, you may exceed based on the content of information to be provided as required by the question. Each paragraph should address key major points independently based on the thesis statement. Consequently, ensure that you support the point with a relevant example or at least two to make your argument stronger. The same should happen to all the remaining paragraphs. You should note that all these ideas should relate to the thesis statement and should be linked with the transition to ensure a flow.
After completing writing your essay, ensure that you add a concluding paragraph that summarizes the main ideas or arguments besides restating thesis statement. Synthesis these ideas in a convincing way to show the reader that you are in support of your thesis statement. Lastly, ensure that you inform the reader on your next step and your thoughts regarding the topic.
7. Write your essay within 15 minutes
Using a well-elaborated outline of your essay, concentrate on the composition of the different parts of the essay at a time. Spend at least two minutes in each and every body paragraph. Ensure that all the sentences have well developed transition. Do not discuss same ideas in different paragraphs.
Remember that introduction and conclusions are normally involving so they come after you have typed the body of the essay. This will enable you to work on them in an easier way since you have taken a lot of time discussing the main ideas and now you are familiar with the topic. Therefore, spend another three minutes writing your conclusion and revisit the introduction. Make sure that your introduction has a hook. For example, you can use a thought to provoke question or quotation, or an example that is of a surprise. Revise the introduction thoroughly and ensure that it get the required perspective of the whole essay. Be straight to the point and ensure that you maintain your style. Make sure that the sentences are adequate and are not wording to avoid redundancy.
8. Reference your work
If the essay instruction requires you to include citations and bibliography, ensure that you correctly do the in-text citations as you write the paper to save on time. Follow the right procedure of the referencing style needed as well as listing them in the bibliography at the last page of the document.
After completing your essay proofread it and check each and every sentence, paragraphs, grammar, spelling and punctuation. After finishing proofreading, read the work again to confirm whether it flows or well within the shortest time possible.
10. Reward the essay
Always set a target for the essay by rewarding it. This will increase your motivation level. It is always worth to reward yourself whenever you achieve the set goals. Therefore, essay writing is not exempted from such activities. Always have something that is great and makes you feel proud and I see nothing other than an excellent essay!