We are coming into rounding up a whole month of the Spring semester. This means that essay season is coming up. Around the fourth week is usually when professors will give the big assignment. That assignment is usually an essay. There are some tricks you can do to make the process a bit easier.

 

The first is to re-read your instuctions. Make sure to cover everything the professor wants you to cover. Do not go overboard in writing about what you want to write about. I have made this mistake. The second is to make an outline. You will find it much easier once you know what you are writing about. Third is spacing. Most essay assignments are supposed to be double-spaced. A good trick is to not double-space the essay until you have written all that you can. Once you do that, then you double-space. It is a great feeling to see your work “double” before your eyes. Fourth is to do a little bit at a time. Manage your time well enough and the work will not be too demanding. Fifth and finally is to do the opening of your essay last. It is much easier to write and opening once you know exactly what is in your essay. These tricks can help you build a better essay.

 

~Jack Barnett

Op-Ed Editor

The Quad

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