The Essay Writers' Credo
By: Todd Baker
Posted: 2011-01-26 01:10:20
WE ALL have what it takes to be brilliant essay writers.
Lawrence Clark Powell, the late American librarian, writer and critic once quoted, "The good writer, the great writer has what I have called the three S's: the power to see, to sense and to say."All of us have the power to see, to sense and to say just like those good and great writers!
Here are seven principles that will help newbie and experienced essay writers to come up with better-quality essays:
1. Never again shall I copy someone else's essay writing style. If I want to stand out from the rest of essay writers, I would just be "my very own writing style." I won't copy the styles of others—I might be better off than them! Neither do I want to be labeled as a plagiarist, one who incorporates the written or creative work of other people to that of my own without the necessary credit.
2. I shall write immediately. If there's an essay writing task assigned to me by my professor, I would do it ahead of time. I will not waste my precious time: I would rather beat the deadline than have the deadline beat me in the nick of time.
3. I will always analyze and focus on my essays enthusiastically. Just like the other essay writers, I will make sure that the essay I am going to write is either in line with my passion or very interesting. I will devote a lot of time to have a full grasp of what I'm going to write, what will be its title, how will I start and end it, and so on.
4. I shall have a draft. I will jot down all the essential details that I want to include in my essays first before having an outline of the other sections. I must have a guide to utilize as a prime point for additional tasks.
5. I will start with a big bang! And that is by writing a very strong introduction, so as to give the readers and my fellow essay writers a clue on what my essay is all about and what they can learn from it.
6. I shall organize my thoughts to make my essays simple. I will not beat around the bush. I'll be straightforward with my ideas instead. I will also choose the simple and familiar words over the complex ones to prevent my readers from missing out any part of my essay.
7. It may sound cliche, but I will shun from using cliches in my essays. I will avoid using tired-old words and phrases. I will be skillful and resourceful when it comes to my choice of words. Some people can write an essay even if their eyes are closed; but there are those who find writing essays a very grueling task. If you're like the latter, don't worry. Because a number of essay writers say that even the best ones need to erase or revise their pieces of writing every now and then. We cannot all become exceptional essay writers in just a wink of an eye: It really takes time to powerfully convey into writing what we feel and believe in. So as long as you have the eagerness to learn and do new things, you will succeed in your goals.
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