It’s essay writing season for tons of students!
After being a college writing tutor for over a year, I thought I would share my advice with all you awesome people on tumblr. This is how I write essays, but if you’ve got more tips, feel free to add them below.
Happy writing. You can do it!
this is good advice right here yo
If I may add, if you need a citation site and you are hard pressed for time, use easybib.com! You insert an ISBN, URL, or other, and it cites it for you, more or less! However, I do warn that sometimes the citations are not always in the accurate format, and they should always be checked over.
The Owl at Purdue is probably one of the most awesome resources to help people learn how to write citations, and it explains it very well, as well as provides a lot of examples!
And a piece of advice when writing an essay, try not to write “This shows…etc” after a quote. It’s too frequently used and is a little too elementary, if I may. Getting straight into the meaty explanation without the “this shows” part can often make it sound smarter, in my opinion.
And don’t forget to show a little style! I’m assuming this essay doesn’t refer to personal essays but essays in general, and it never hurts to be a little unique. Depending on the essay, relating to yourself is also a great topic to write about, as it makes the essay more personal and also gives you more to write about and therefore more words to fill up whatever 2000 word requirement you may need!