How to do an essay correctly

by TM Maria Be a king in your own kingdom

I will tell you exactly how to do a well-done essay. I tried to be as short as possible. My goal is that, shortly, do a quality test.


The practice makes the teacher, as the languages ​​say. If it costs you a little work at the beginning, just analyze, it is the effort necessary to achieve our goal.


What are the parts of an essay?

The essay consists of three fundamental parts: introduction, development, and conclusion.


The introduction is usually short, but it all depends on the size of our writing (some will need a remarkable extension, others will not). Its function is to introduce the reader to the topic we will deal with and, if necessary, make him aware of what has been said about the topic so far. It presents the hypothesis. The hypothesis is the idea that we seek to make, clarify or sustain throughout our essay and around it the body of the text will develop. It is, in itself, the seed from which the essay is born. It is the first thing to master to know how to do an essay. (learn  how to make an introduction here )


Development is the body of the essay. It covers most of the text and it sets out the arguments that clarify and support our hypothesis. Here, if the essay requires academic rigor, the critical apparatus  (citations, notes, and references) necessary for our arguments to be solid will be inserted.


The conclusion is the final part of the essay. In it we can make a recapitulation of the main argumentative lines following a line from the hypothesis and end up giving our point of view or final resolution of the subject. (Learn how to make a conclusion from here).


What internal characteristics should we know to know how to do an essay?

In addition to these essential parts, to know how to do an essay we must know some of the internal characteristics (qualities) that this literary genre has:


     The essay needs to be current about the topic. In this sense, we can guide ourselves in choosing the topic taking into account the type of audience to which it is addressed.

     The essay does not intend to exhaust all the possibilities of a subject but focuses only on a part of it.

     You can paraphrase the quotes we make to liven up the reading (it depends on the style we look for).

     It is important that the essay has a  dialogic character to keep the reader's attention.

     The essay can serve as confession, be subjective.

     Unlike other literary genres, the essay lacks a rigid structure. It obeys, rather, as it flows from the author's mind.

     Due to its flexible structure, the essay accepts digressions, provided they have a specific intention within the body of the text.

     You should suggest something or stimulate reflection, cause interest; and if we manage to change the reader's perspective on the subject, we will have succeeded.

     How to do an essay if you don't have a defined topic? From any topic an essay can arise. Here are several examples of the father of the essay:  Michel de Montaigne who can help you choose the subject.

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