A good essay has that deft personal touch.
A good essay is fluent and expressive.
Hi there–this would be a good essay to lay out a shocking statistic about the amount of student loans that kids are graduating with these days. It’s pretty crazy!
A good essay puts things into perspective.
Essays are often described as an attempt to “sell” your perspective on an issue. A good essay convinces the reader of the correctness of your argument. An excellent essay goes a step further: it demonstrates to the reader why the argument is especially important or relevant for the topic.
What a good question! Even after graduating with a degree in English and writing hundreds of papers I still rely on one single thing to help me write the best possible essay I can . . . an outline. See, the problem with most essays is that the content is disorganized. You may have great ideas and facts that you want to write about, but somewhere during the writing process you start mixing them up. Suddenly your perfect paper sounds all wrong and you want to scream! I've found that the best papers I've ever written (meaning my A papers) have all started with a good, solid outline. Once you have an outline down, your paper writes itself. Your thoughts are organized and the teacher can understand your main point (which is your thesis) and how you supported that point. A focused paper is the key to writing a good essay. Here's the format for the outline I usually follow:Assembling the right material, clarifying our thoughts, and expressing in a systematic manner, is what makes a good essay. Though we all get trained to write essays in our schools, but getting good stuff out may not be as simple as it sounds. Expressing your thoughts require a certain amount of skill which many lack. A good essay will need a critical mindset and an absolute hold over the language. Your language should be correct, logical, and precise. Don't worry if you can't write a good essay yourself. With many online services available you always have the option to outsource this work. that contains the focus of your essay and tells your reader what the essay is going to be about. Although it is certainly possible to write a good essay without a thesis statement (many , for example, contain only an implied thesis statement), the lack of a thesis statement may well be a symptom of an essay beset by a lack of focus. Many writers think of a thesis statement as an umbrella: everything that you carry along in your essay has to fit under this umbrella, and if you try to take on packages that don't fit, you will either have to get a bigger umbrella or something's going to get wet.With so much buzz about the essay, I'm going to dissect good essays and find out what they're made of. This is more like a spec for essays, in software-speak, and you'll find as you read through this (if you read through this), that I'll keep stepping in and out of describing a good essay and describing how to write a good essay (not that I'm a good writer or anything, but hey, how do you write a great essay unless you know what a great essay is?).