In grade school students are taught how to write. By this I mean that they are taught how to form their letters, and later they learn to arrange these letters into words. Eventually they start to put these words into sentences, and unfortunately after that it sometimes gets a little mixed up. There are so many ways to make a sentence that this is where some students get lost and never learn what makes a good sentence. It gets a little more difficult when they have to start making these sentences into paragraphs and finally constructing whole essays out of the paragraphs. By the time some students get to college, they are completely lost when they are given an assignment to write an essay.
The key to writing a good college essay is good planning. If you have a well-thought out plan, you have a better chance of writing a well-constructed essay.
All you need to do is to follow a few simple steps when planning your essay and you will begin to see an improvement in your writing. Those steps are deciding on a topic, doing your research, organizing your ideas, and then writing your paper. The final important step is proofreading. (more…)