Academic writing essay - 5 tips to succeed

You´ve received your first academic writing assignment. Scared, sure, but don´t be. This will be the first of many and by the time you finish you will be able to complete them with your eyes closed.

This are 5 tips which will ensure that you succeed each and every time. They have been used by millions of students.

  1. Choose a topic - sometimes this task has already been done for you by your instructor. Or you will be given a list of options. The best thing to do is work on the one that interests you the most. There is nothing easier and better then writing a paper that you are interested in and passionate about. Once you have chosen the one you are most passionate about try and narrow down the subject into smaller parts. Target the exact question that you intend to write about.
  2. Brainstorm - now you have completed the easy part, the hardest part is thinking out loud. Try and come out with all the possible answers to the question that you have chosen. Writing things down ensures you do not forget your great ideas.
  3. Research - this is the longest part of the puzzle in completing a good solid paper. Research takes more effort and time then actually writing the academic paper. It should be given the same amount of dedication and focus, because it is key to the final grade.
  4. Write - when you are this stage take another deep breathe and plan. Write the outline of the academic paper; every time you write include more and more information without actually completing your first draft. When you have planned out the paper, then you will know that you have completed the other key step properly i.e. research.
  5. Proofread - the best way to proofread a paper is to put it down. Do not read it for at least 24 hours. After that time, you can print it and read it out loud. Those would be the first steps and then try reading it to a fellow student just to get a second opinion. This is the most important ending to all of the hard work that has been put into this academic paper. Ensure there are no grammatical, punctuation and spelling mistakes.

I hope that you find the tips useful and complete a successful paper after reading this article.