Learning how to write an assignmentisn’t really that hard, but it can be very frustrating if you don’t know all the steps you need to know. Once you learn these steps writing an assignmentcan be easy and it might even be fun. But I seriously doubt it. But if you find it to difficult hire an essay writing service company to “do my assignment ”
1. Research. The first step and I think the most important step is the research. You need to become an expert writer on your topic. There are many ways to do this. You can go to the library, you can use the internet, you can even talk to teachers at your school. Take notes and read all the material you can find on your topic. As you are reading write down all your sources and any quotations you might read. Write down any questions you might have while reading. You can use sticky notes for the books from the library. Once you have completed your research take a few quotes from a wide variety of sources. By doing this it will appear that you are very knowledgeable about your topic.
2. Analysis. The next step is to start thinking about the arguments of the articles, authors, and the information you gathered from the internet. Then you need to figure out what the claim and the reasons are for each argument. Once you have your argument picked out, there are several questions you can ask yourself. “Is there an alternative explanation?” this means is there a different reason for the same claim, for example, Jeff didn’t go to practice because he doesn’t care about the team. An alternative explanation could be that his grandfather had to be rushed to the hospital and he was with him, not that he doesn’t care about the team. “Is the evidence good enough?” this means does it give support to the claim. The support can be facts, quotes, research or other types of proof, for example, Jeff was late because he has short term memory loss due to being hit in the head during football practice causing him a concussion, and the AMA states that a severe concussion can cause short term memory loss due to physical damage to the brain cells. “What assumptions do the reasons rest on?” an assumption is what is taken for granted but may not actually be true, for example Jeff was late because he was kept after class by a teacher, if Jeff were kept for some time by the teacher this would be true, on the other hand the teacher only needed to give him his paper back making the assumption false and he was really late for another reason. And finally, does the author commit any fallacies, fallacies are commonly committed errors of reasoning. There are six most common fallacies, hasty generalization, faulty cause and effect, fallacy of authority, slippery slope, non sequitur, either/or, one example would be Jeff, was late for class because he walked his girlfriend to class or he decided to go to second lunch also.
3. Brainstorming. You will need to ask yourself questions and then answer them. After some careful thought you should have some original thoughts to write about. Brainstorming is thinking about all the research you have done and coming up with something original to write about the topic you choose. Your essay should have some original new thoughts about your topic. Do not just write down the thoughts of others, but you will include their thoughts with yours. Some of the things you need to think about are, define the problem, do research ask questions look for assumptions made by others, look beyond the obvious, and write in a journal.
4. Thesis. The thesis is the main point of the essay. You should be able to state it in a sentence that lets the reader know what you are going to write about and why. You usually put the thesis near the end of you’re your first paragraph which is called the introductory paragraph. Your thesis needs to be arguable, this means you need to ask yourself if it is possible to argue the opposite of what you are saying. If it is possible then you have a good thesis. Your thesis needs to be specific, do not use anything that is too general. Avoid using a long list to state your thesis, because you will not have enough time to argue all the points in your paper. Try to find something controversial to say, tell the reader “what you thought of this is actually this”.
5. Outline. Always draft your essay before writing it out. Map out what you want to say using points to describe what each paragraph will say. Change the order of your thoughts to make sure the paragraph flows smoothly. Using an outline will help you think what you want to write before you write it. If you outline your essay well you won’t have to do as much rewriting. Keep your outline short. Your titles, heading, and points should all be one line. Making an outline lets you plan how to put your paragraphs together so they flow smoothly.
6. Introduction. The introduction should grab the readers attention, show what the issue will be, and lead into your thesis. Some ways to grab the readers attention would be to state an interesting fact, use an exciting quote, ask a provocative question. After you get their attention you can jump right into the issue. Be as specific as possible do not start with something so broad that anyone could use the same statement for their essay. At the end of your introduction you need to state your thesis, letting the reader know how you stand on the issue. Try not to use the statements “I will discuss…” or “I intend to argue…”
7. Paragraphs. Each paragraph should be just one thought that supports your thesis. Start each paragraph with a topic sentence, add in supportive statements and evidence you have found in your research and your own personal ideas. Write as if you are talking to the reader right in front of you. Do not shift topics in the middle of a paragraph. If you don’t have enough to say in a paragraph, use examples to show your ideas, get more evidence to back up your statements, give definitions, comparisons or contrasts.
8. Conclusion. A conclusion is a sentence that will wrap up your essay in one sentence, it can be a memorable thought, a quote, a call for the readers to stand up and take some action, or an interesting twist on the logic. If you are writing a long essay you need to recap all your ideas in a clear way so that the readers can understand what you were trying to tell them. If your essay was a short one you don’t have to recap it, but you should write a couple sentences that rephrases your thesis. Try to make a smooth exit from your essay by giving the reader something to remember and take away the essay, for example explain why the topic is so important to you. Keep your conclusion short, don’t introduce and new ideas in your conclusion.
9. MLA(Modern Language Association) style. Always use the correct guidelines for citation. If you use ideas or phrases from other writers, you have to correctly cite where you got the ideas or phrases from. You can do this by using a “works cited” page at the end of your essay. There are many rules about listing the research in your essay, but the five basic principles are, make sure all authors cited in the essay also appear on the works cited page. If you quote someone then they need to be listed, and you should not list anyone on the works cited page that was not in your actual essay, only use memorable phrases or sentences, if the authors thoughts are boring then paraphrase the thought instead and put his/her name in parentheses, do not rely on the same source, use several sources to show that you have examined issues from many different sources, follow your quotes with your own analysis, a comment on the quote or even a restatement of what the quote means in your own words, and finally you can use a phrase to introduce your quote, this will create a connection of your thoughts and those of the author you are quoting. If you do this you won’t need to put the author in parentheses
10. Language. For this step you need to make sure the thoughts in your essay are solid. You have to proofread your assignment many times to catch any and all rough spots or errors made. As you proofread it you need to watch for spelling errors, bad grammar, and thoughts that do not flow smoothly. This may take more time than the actual writing of the essay, to make sure it is pleasing to read. Make sure you give your eyes a rest. The more you read something the less likely you are to catch the errors because you start to rely on what your thoughts are instead of what is on the written paper. You may want to have someone else look at your paper, but be very careful, make sure you don’t change your paper to the way they would write it or it is considered plagiarism. They can check for spelling errors etc. but they can not change the style that you write to make it look better for a better grade, use your own style always, another big part of language is clarity. Use topic sentences, connect your paragraphs smoothly, leave out any unnecessary words, and be straightforward. Being straightforward will increase the clarity of your assignmentthe most. To accomplish being straightforward pretend you are talking to a friend beside you, if you cant imagine saying it to a friend then your statement is probably not as clear as it should be and you should think about making it more readable. Make your sentences friendly, clear and straightforward. Try not to use “I , I think, or in my opinion” because it makes the reader focus on you rather than the subject. This is not what you want to happen because you want the focus on the specific topic not on you or your opinions. Avoid sexist pronouns, try to use plural pronouns instead, avoid being to emotional, even if you strongly disagree with an idea, avoid becoming emotional in your writing. The final step is to check for grammar issues. Try to look for problems your teacher may have already pointed out on previous papers. Avoid run-on sentences, watch for capitalization errors, check for commas in the right places, look for fragments, possessives, and tense shifts.
Wow, finally, you are done. What a great job. If you follow the ten steps I have just outlined for you, you will be able to write a great assignment that will be well organized, understandable and spellbinding. And hopefully, it will help you to get an “A” on your essay.