Essay Writing

The author of more than 90 books, Paul F. Davis is a prolific writer and proven editor. Among the many ways Paul helps students improve and polish their writing are:

– conquer writer’s block and cultivate creativity
– capture readers attention with a compelling title
– teaching students the fundamentals of writing
– brainstorming the outline and contents
– examining strategies for essay writing
– discovering, narrowing and focusing a researchable topic
– finding, selecting and reading sources
– writing a compelling introduction
– creating a palpable and sensual body
– editing and revisions to improve fluency and expression
– helping writers find their true authentic voice
– correcting grammatical and punctuation errors
– effectively reading assignments and applications
– articulating answers asked by assignments and applications
– overview of academic essays
– finding and citing reputable sources to establish credibility
– grouping, sequencing and documenting information
– establishing essay structure and achieving coherency
– introducing a main idea and developing a thesis
– topic sentences and signposting
– transitioning between paragraphs
– identifying and integrating evidence
– making arguments and counterarguments
– comparative analysis and matters of style
– coherently concluding and summarizing an essay
– reviving the draft and editing the essay
– adhering to academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism

The essence of an essay is to encourage students to test, examine and express their ideas concerning a particular topic.

Essays are shorter pieces of writing that often require the student to hone a number of skills such as close reading, analysis, comparison and contrast, persuasion, conciseness, clarity, and exposition.

The purpose of an essay is to encourage students to develop ideas and concepts in their writing with the direction and expression of their own thoughts. Essays therefore are concise and require clarity in purpose and direction. This means that there is no room for the student’s thoughts to wander or stray from his or her purpose; the writing must be deliberate, interesting, meaningful and memorable.

What is an essay?

Essays at university need to respond to the question by developing an argument which is based on evidence and critical reasoning. They must have certain key elements including;

  • A clear introduction with a thesis statement (an answer to the question or a response to the task) and a well defined structure, Logically structured body paragraphs which include supporting evidence from academic sources.
  • A clear conclusion which restates your topic and summarizes your essay and thesis.

Why do we write essays?

Essays are used as assessment at University to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of a topic. They are also useful tools to promote thinking and learning. You are required to develop an argument and apply critical thinking skills to analyze a range of academic sources in support of your argument.

How to write an essay?

The language of the question, especially the directive (task) words, will indicate the type of essay and suggest an appropriate structure to follow in your essay.

Types of Essays

  • Argumentative essay
  • Analytical essay
  • Comparative essay
  • Problem and solution essay
  • Cause and effect essay
  • Interpretive essay

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