Writing an Essay can be a Carefree Task

When a student is assigned an essay in their class, usually it’s an unpleasant experience. Most students who have to write one get stressed out over their deadlines, the research they have to do, and just essay writing in general. You probably relate to the headaches, sleepless nights, and all over unpleasantness, but this time it can be different. Not only can an essay be easier than you’ve thought in the past, but it can in fact be a carefree task that doesn’t involve any worrying.

How to Make Essay Writing Easier

There are a few ways that you can make your essay get finished faster, and without all the anxiety. One of the best things that you can do for yourself is to create an outline right off the bat. When you plan what you’re going to write about ahead of time, it’s a lot easier to stick to the format you’ve laid out and go through to the end.

Once you start outlining, things will go faster because you’ll be able to work along with your plan and simply fill in the blanks for your essay to be completed. Writing an outline isn’t that hard, and will save you a lot of time. The first thing that you should probably do is organize each part of your essay. For example, write down ‘introduction’, ‘body paragraphs’ and ‘conclusion’ on your piece of paper or computer document. Then you can write a brief summary of each part and what you need to talk about there. This way, you can do your research early on before you begin writing and simply drop it into your outline.

The next step is to just write. You want to set aside enough time that you can sit down and be able to write the first draft start to finish, without interruptions. Of course, real life can get in the way, and ideally you want to do it all at once, but know your obligations and plan accordingly.

After the first draft, you only have the editing left. This is in some ways the most important part, because even a crappy first draft can become shiny and polished after editing, but you have to edit really well and know what you’re doing. For most students, the first draft is good enough, but take the time to have your friend or even your mom read over it and give you some comments on how to improve.