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10 Effective Ways to Quickly Improve Your Academic Essay Writing Skills

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  • Are you afraid of being judged because of your writing skills?
  • Is this one reason you can’t improve your command of English?
  • Are you wondering why others write essays well?

Ask yourself these questions. I’m glad you’re reading my blog now.

You don’t need to worry if you find you don’t know how to write an essay now. When you compose more compositions in English, you’ll understand it and you’ll get used to it. You’ll make it with commitment and curiosity. Believe in the strength of your hard labor. Let’s start!

First, let me tell you that writing is not only for writers but also for people who wanted to express themselves in written texts.


Don’t be too harsh on yourself. Everyone makes mistakes, and we can always change. It is important to know where to start, how to start, and who are your readers, as a student. You’ll be able to design an essay that suits their needs in this way.

Now, let’s define what an essay is.

Essays are documents that contain a mixture of facts and opinions on particular subjects. It sets out in logical sequences, using acceptable speech strategies. It includes both materials of what it says and shapes how it says. Such aspects are unique, but not unrelated.

Writing an Essay is a common activity for students in school as it requires them to write an academic essay. It introduces a thesis statement and claims or supporting details persuasively to convince others of your views.


Are you wondering how to write your essay? Follow the tips below to start it right.

1. Choose a Topic

This is an interesting approach to your essay writing. Choose a subject first and write a thesis. The key point of your essay is the thesis. A thesis is the focus of your essay.

Think about your key subject once you have a thesis and find terms that refer to it in various ways. Then, branch your list of words that are not as related to your primary subject.

Over time, this method will help broaden your vocabulary. When you write, using these words will also make your essay more vivid.


2. Report Everything

Go ahead. Explore the options for your thesis when you are first assigned the subject. Only ask questions. Take curiosity. The more questions you ask before you write, the more detail in the essay you will have to use.

One that covers a lot of material concisely is a good essay. To begin the writing process, act like a reporter. This process will give you useful quotes, tools, and vocabulary.


3. Build Sentences

The first sentence of a paragraph is a subject sentence, and it summarizes the rest of the paragraph. To help you stay on track when writing your essay, build them first.

If you’re writing about the three key challenges that students face today. You might write three complete sentences that discuss one main issue each. It refers to your subject phrases when you write the essay.


4. Understand Both Sides

An outline helps you get the two sides of the coin. It gives an understanding of the argument if you have to compose a longer or more complicated essay. You would need to pick one hand to concentrate on as you write the essay. But getting a side-by-side list of points can be helpful in designing your thesis while you plan.

Learn which points you need to better address in your essay. When you argue for the opposite side of your opinion, learn more about the topic. Also, you will gain more vocabulary words to enrich the essay well.

You could write an essay as an example, arguing that people should not judge your essay. Consider the opposite side of reason between the two sides.


5. Proofread Your Work

For even the most fluent English speakers, proper grammar is hard. Since you are learning English, you already have an advantage. From the onset, many native speakers learned improper grammar. The harm caused by a lifetime of writing is hard to reverse.

Attempt to practice your grammar and sentence structure. It hits two birds on one stone. Read each sentence backward. It is one way to spot inappropriate grammar in your own English writing. Begin at the last word and finish at the first word. This way, when you read them in your mind, how the words sound will not fool you.

Are tenses (past, present, and future) place in the right tense?

Are possessive nouns plural if you’re writing about plural?

Did you use apostrophes correctly?

Does a punctuation mark (full stop, question mark, exclamation point) end every sentence?

Proofread everything. It makes you concentrate on the grammar rules instead of on the sentence flow. You can also ask help from your friends to read your composition. They’ll really help spot your mistakes, which is a good way to improve your writing.

6. Use Dictionary

When preparing for an entrance test, you may have studied many fancy phrases. But be sure you know what they mean in the sense of your essay before you use them in academic essays. This is where it can come in handy for the dictionary.

Another useful device when writing an essay is the thesaurus. A thesaurus tells you synonyms or phrases that have the same or the same meaning as the term you are looking for. It’s important because it can add to your essay some volume and increase the impact of your words.


7. Improve Sentences

You need to look at simple sentence structure before you focus more on collating ideas together to form summaries and paragraphs. Only imagine that a book is being read by you. You need to find relevant information for an assignment that you can use.

As you read, however, you find the book has very little punctuation. Without clear organization, the sentences do not form full paragraphs and one block of text instead. This book would, most definitely, frustrate and confuse you. It is difficult to find the details you need without straightforward and succinct sentences.


8. Ask Someone to Edit Your Essay

Meet up with a friend who speaks English fluently (or, at least, more fluent than you). Your friend will edit and point out any repetitive errors in your essay.


9. Edit Your Friend’s Article, then Rewrite It.

Once both you and your friend have read and marked any flaws in your essay, rewrite the entire thing. It’s necessary this move. Only noting that you have made any mistakes will not help you learn in the future how to stop them.

Teach yourself how to write certain parts. Rewrite the essay with the corrections in mind. You can construct a memory to use proper grammar or spell a phrase. So, next time you will be more likely to write it correctly.


10. Use Apps online

Finally, there are some great tools online that will help improve your writing. To find any confusing or wordy sentences, the Hemingway Editor will review your text. To make them easier to understand, rewrite these.

Learning a new language is an ambitious mission. To understand, there are so many minor details, and the process requires a lot of time and dedication. But you can grow with practice and testing.

Becoming an effective writer in a new language takes even more time, but these tips will help you get started.


You have found one or two tips that you think can help you develop your ability to write essays.


Consider incorporating all these techniques into your essay writing.

You can do it! Good luck!

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