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.


 

Personal Essay and How to Write One Quickly

What is a Personal Essay The personal essay is, for many students, the easiest type of essay that they will be asked to write in their academic careers.  Drawing on personal experiences, and usually written in the first-person perspective, personal essays are more similar to our daily writing than many other essay or term paper assignments, which means that they come naturally to many students.  However, for other students, this type of essay is a nightmare assignment.  Taken outside of the traditional five-paragraph structure, asked to write about something personal, and freed of the conventions of traditional academic writing; many Continue Reading...

Satire Essay and How to Write One

This article will not only explain what a satire essay is, but provide you a tutorial or guide on how to write this type of essay as well as examples. As the name suggests, this essay uses satire to bring attention to an issue or subject.  In our opinion, satirical essays are the most difficult type of essays that students will be asked to tackle in their academic careers.  In them, students are not only expected to demonstrate a high level of subject-area and content knowledge, but also be able to employ humor to highlight the absurdities of a real life Continue Reading...

Descriptive Essay and How to Write One

This article will not only explain what a descriptive essay is, but will provide detailed information on how to write one yourself. What is a Descriptive Essay The descriptive essay is one of the four modes of discourse and composition (Nordquist, 2016).  The other three modes are narration, exposition and argumentation.  While it is impossible to ever write purely in one mode (all four tend to overlap in one way or another), one mode can be emphasized above the other three.  In the descriptive essay, the mode that is focused on is the description mode:  the writer is challenged with describing an experience, Continue Reading...

How to Write an Essay

For many students, essays are the most challenging part of the college or university experience.  This is not surprising; many students who enter college directly from high school have not been prepared for university-level writing.  Students who are returning to college after a stint in the workforce or military may not have written an academic assignment in years, which can be frightening.   Even competent, confident writers can find an essay assignment overwhelming if a topic is challenging or if they are unfamiliar with the type of essay that has been assigned.  So, we sat down with a group of writers (some Continue Reading...

100 Argumentative Essay Topics (Updated for 2019)

  Ever want to get involved in a knock-down, drag out, all-out-war of words?  Okay—so maybe not—but sometimes you have no choice.  Part of growing as a writer is showing that you have the ability to stake yourself to a claim and argue it effectively. That doesn’t mean you need to produce the rhetorical equivalent of punching your opponent in the nose—no!  The art of the argumentative essay is about using logic to convey the rightness of your stance. In this article, we’ll discuss how to do that—but first you’ll need to wade into the pool of argumentative essay topics Continue Reading...

66 High Quality Persuasive Essay Topics (Updated in 2019)

  For many students, their first major writing challenge occurs when they are asked to write a persuasive essay.  If you have felt that panic, you are not alone.  In fact, there is a very logical reason that students view persuasive essays as being particularly daunting; for the last several years, grades K-12 have emphasized expository writing. In expository writing, the author is challenged to fully explain a topic. A fully developed expository essay may lead the reader to form a position on a topic but should do so because a neutral presentation of the facts leads to that conclusion, Continue Reading...

Can You Really Help Me Write My Essay?

Overwhelmed by a writing assignment?  Worried that you will miss your deadline?  Even worse, worried that you do not understand the assignment and that you are doing it all wrong?  Unable to find the help you need at a price you can afford?  Are you saying to yourself, “I wish someone would just help me write my essay?” Every student has been where you are at some point in time.  We have all been ready to rip our hair out over a challenging assignment or an impossibly full schedule. It is not only frustrating, but can also be frightening.  No Continue Reading...