Essay Writing Tutorials

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Is there anything more frustrating than getting an assignment that leaves you scratching your head in confusion, wondering how to approach it?  We have all been there.  In fact, no one becomes a great writer unless he or she tackles assignments that are challenging, frustrating, and new.  However, while completing a particularly challenging assignment might make you a better writer, the process can create a tremendous amount of anxiety for the average student.  Instead of focusing on completing your assignment, you might be wondering if you are approaching it correctly, what mistakes you are making, and what kind of impact it will have on your grades.

Take a deep breath, calm down, and let us help you.  We have a number of essay writing tutorials aimed at helping students understand the challenges of various types of writing assignments.  Most of our essay writing tutorials focus on past and present current events, reflecting the types of assignments students are likely to encounter in their own course work.  Using these tutorials, students can improve their own writing.

Our tutorials come in multiple formats.  We have some simple Q&A style formats that address the questions and issues that our customers experience most frequently.  If you are having a particular writing challenge, such as how to write a lengthy essay, how to properly use a particular citation style, or how to tackle a specific type of essay, these tutorials can provide you with invaluable information and guidance.  We also have tutorials that focus on example essays, providing annotations to some of our most popular example essays so that you can understand why a writer made specific choices when writing that assignment.  Combined together, these essay writing tutorials can help you meet any challenges you face, make better grades, and become a better writer.


 

How to Write a Counter Argument (2018 Guide)

  Writing a counter argument is one of the most meaningful skills you can develop as a student. Such an assignment doesn’t just force you to become a better writer; it pushes you to become a better thinker as well. Developing a counter argument is a skill you really will use for the rest of your life. It is also one you should continuously hone. Having the ability to anticipate a counter argument to any point you craft will force your own arguments to be stronger. This will allow you to address any dissension in your own points readily and Continue Reading...

How to Paraphrase Correctly (2018 Guide)

Paraphrasing is a skill and it is one used so frequently by students that often teachers will just assume that every student knows how to do it. This is a common mistake made by educators for an understandable reason: we all paraphrase several times a day in our daily speech. We paraphrase snippets from conversations, from morning shows, gossip blogs, from parents and friends. This is largely because we are a communicative society. We often have to convey something that was mentioned earlier by one party to another party and few of us tape record conversations so that we can Continue Reading...

Process Essay Topics (Updated for 2018)

  Drafting a piece of writing around a process essay topic has the potential to be a lot of fun. Essentially, this is your time to shine. Process essay topics allow you to show off your mastery of a particular subject. Process essay topics can include virtually any field or interest. If your teacher gives you the freedom to select your own topic, you can pick one that shows off your expertise. This is great because it gives you a chance to show of your strengths. Often, students find that they learn more about a subject of interest when writing Continue Reading...

How to Write a Reflective Essay (2018 Edition)

  A reflective essay offers you the unique opportunity to engage in personal growth as you complete an assignment for your education. This type of writing assignment gives you the chance to look inward and draw conclusions about your choices, the course of your life, things you’ve learned and ways that you’ve grown. It’s a chance for you to not just show off your analytical skills, but to demonstrate how you can step back and view your life objectively. A reflective essay asks you to do something no other piece of writing does. It asks you to write using knowledge Continue Reading...

How to Write a Thematic Essay (2018 Edition)

Don’t be intimidated when you discover you’ve been assigned a thematic essay. You’ve probably written dozens of thematic essays already—they’ve just been called other names, such as research essays, critical essays or analytical essays. This is not to say that a thematic essay is identical to those essays just named, just that teachers are often inexact with writing assignments. A thematic essay is just a fancier name for an essay that discusses a concept, phenomenon or… theme (hence the name). This type of essay requires that you use all the skills from previous types of essays that you’ve already honed. Continue Reading...

How to Write a Definition Essay (2018 Edition)

Being assigned a definition essay might seem impossible or just plain weird. Most students are acquainted with definitions as paragraph long statements that provide illumination on the meaning of a particular word. How on earth can you write an entire essay on a definition? It’s totally possible, actually, and even enjoyable to craft an entire definition essay. This means that you’re going deep and examining a word, subject, phenomenon, pattern, tendency, or factor, from all angles—or very intensely from one particular angle. A definition allows you to reach mastery or enlightenment when it comes to a particular theme. Once you Continue Reading...

How to Write an Amazing Essay Conclusion (and improve grades)

Crafting an essay conclusion should feel like you’re drafting a breath of fresh air. You’ve already done the hard part. You developed a thesis and defended it over four or more paragraphs offering research and other forms of evidence, along with your own reasoning skills to offer support. A conclusion just wraps it all up neatly—like twisting a plastic cap on the “bottle” of your essay. The trap that so many students fall into is that they’re mentally exhausted from writing the essay that they just want to get the conclusion over with and then hand it in. That’s completely Continue Reading...

Easy Academic Essay Writing Strategies to Improve Grades

Essay writing places demands on a student unlike any other type of work. This is one of the reasons teachers love to assign essays so frequently. Essay writing allows teachers to judge students on a variety of skill sets. There’s a lot to juggle. So much in fact, that many students prefer to have the help of a professional essay writing service. Essay writing is some of the most demanding work that students will have to complete during their academic careers. Essay writing is some of the most challenging because it forces you to be judged on a variety of Continue Reading...

55 Professor Approved Thesis Statement Examples (Updated for 2018)

Examining strong thesis statement examples can essentially aid one in the often murky process of selecting a thesis. Without a strong thesis, it can be virtually impossible to craft a winning paper. This is because your thesis is essentially the lighthouse that guides the proverbial ship of your essay to shore. The thesis has to be strong because it fulfills so many roles in the paper. The thesis is so important that your professor might not even mention that you need one. This is because he/she might assume that you already know how crucial it is. A strong thesis is Continue Reading...

Top 50 Problem Solution Essay Topics (Completed in 2018)

Problem / solution essays should focus on identifying an issue that needs to be addressed and then finding ways to solve the problem.  The best solutions are those that can be put into action.  So that means you’ll need to put on your thinking cap to write this kind of essay.  Here are our top 50 problem / solution essay topics to give you an idea of where to start.  And, as always, if you need help getting over that writer’s block or meeting a deadline, our writers are standing by to provide you with an original model essay designed to Continue Reading...