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.


 

32 Amazing Cause and Effect Essay Topics (Updated 2017)

Every cause has an effect and every effect has a cause. In philosophy this is known as the First Cause principle. The Greeks established this line of thinking centuries ago and the West picked it up and ran with it. While philosophers of the modern era might reject the notion of causality, they won’t help you get out of having Continue Reading...

How to Write an Argumentative Essay [4 Easy Steps]

We all know there are two sides to every argument. When writing an argumentative essay, your job is to know them both. That doesn’t mean you should argue for both sides. No—you just have to know both sides so that you can write for one most effectively. Think about it: an effective argument is one that knows ahead of time Continue Reading...

How to Create Great Essay Titles (Without Giving Away the Ending)

Essay titles are important:  they are the first thing your reader sees before actually beginning your essay.  They also tell the reader what to expect.  Think of your essay title as a banner:  it tells the world what it is you’re all about.  A good title will get people interested in getting to know more about you—the same way a Continue Reading...

How to Write a Rhetorical Analysis Essay

In this rhetorical analysis essay tutorial, you will understand what it takes to complete this type of writing as well as learn how to write one. Whether this work is a speech or a novel, this guide will demonstrate what kinds of methods can be used to understand the perspective, voice, among other things within a writer’s work. A brief Continue Reading...

Explanatory Essay: Guide to Writing an A+ Paper (2017 Update)

Definition:  An explanatory essay—sometimes called an expository essay—is a paper in which you present the views of someone else or tell of an event in way that is easy to understand. You’ve seen a movie where the narrator or the characters basically talk to one another about what is going on in the plot for the sole purpose of updating Continue Reading...

Short Essay: The Definitive Guide to Writing (2017 Update)

Before we get started, we must first answer “What is a Short Essay?”, and provide it’s true definition.  A short essay is the most basic kind of essay that can be written.  It typically consists of an introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs—each of which supports the main idea of the essay—and a concluding paragraph.  However, sometimes a short essay can be even Continue Reading...

Essay Format Made Simple: How to Earn Better Grades Quickly

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for new writers can be something as simple as essay format. How do you format an essay? What are the rules for how an essay should look? Where should titles go, subtitles, headers, citations? How should the paper look? Just being able to visualize the appearance of the paper can help a writer clarify Continue Reading...

How to Create a Descriptive Essay Outline

Though not always necessary, outlines can help guide you in your writing. How? They act like a map of where you’ve been and where you need to go. An outline provides a skeleton upon which you can hang the meat of your essay. Consider it this way: without the skeleton, the paper won’t hold up but will be like a Continue Reading...

Synthesis Essay

So you need to write a synthesis essay! Don’t worry—it sounds a lot tougher than it actually is. To synthesize merely means to take a few pieces and make something new out of them. You may have heard of the “thesis—antithesis—synthesis” relationship, also known as the dialectical method. If you haven’t—no big deal: it’s just a way of saying that Continue Reading...

How to Start an Essay

For many students, the biggest challenge they face is how to start an essay.  This should come as no surprise, since the introduction to your essay is probably the most important part of any writing project.  It sets the tone for the reader, introduces them to your topic, lets them know what type of essay they will be reading, and Continue Reading...