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When writing an essay, you always think about various aspects: it should correspond to the stated topic, it must be easy to read though it must preserve a chosen style, it should be informative enough, and must be written without grammar and spelling mistakes. Of course, every college or university has its own requirements for essay writing, so students also need to keep them in mind. However, the process of essay writing can always be made simple no matter how many requirements your college has and how good or bad you are at writing. We know that you may face some problems with essay writing and we’ve decided to create this brief guide that consists of 8 tips making this process less complicated and more attractive to students. So, let’s dwell upon the details and get to know how to write essays easily and get the best grades. 1. Make sure you understand the topic This step seems to be rather strange as you have probably never thought that someone may miss the idea of the paper. You will be surprised to know that most of the students really do not understand the idea of the topic properly and do not even think that the stated topic may presuppose some other ideas, investigations, and research. Even if you do not have doubts that you’ve understood everything right, it’s always better to ask your teacher a couple of questions that will clarify everything for you. Besides, by asking questions, you get more ideas on what to present in your essay, and perhaps, you can even create a plan before you start to think it over. 2. Do a research If you want to get a better grade for your essay, you need to do at least a small investigation of the ideas that you want to present in your paper. Thus, you need to do a research that will cover some important aspects that will reinforce your writing. Your essay will definitely get a better grade if the professor notices that you’ve spent some time on a research and used this knowledge to make your paper better. 3. Use statistics If you have no time to do your own research, you can always make use of research performed by other people. Statistics help to prove some facts and ideas that you present in your writing and even though you are not the one who did an investigation to define these statistics, it still can be useful for you as you are able to include this data in your paper. 4. Choose the best idea There is a tendency to use the first idea that comes to your mind for your essay. However, to write a good essay, it is always better to brainstorm several ideas that may be used for essay writing, and only then to choose a couple of ideas that will work the best. Of course, you may not have time for that. Thus, you may ask other students to join your brainstorming session, and you will surely generate a couple of dozens of effective ideas within 20 minutes! Everyone will find something useful and interesting for their essay. 5. Follow one message Another common mistake that many students make is introducing several main ideas to the essay. Of course, if you have several strong messages, you want to present them all. However, this will only lead to the situation where you cannot develop all the ideas and your essay will look weak as your statements will not be supported by arguments. So, it is always better to follow one message and to prove it with facts, statistics, and quotations. 6. Follow the structure A structure of an essay is not the thing that you should use to stand out among the rest. There are certain rules for essay structure, and you need to follow them. Your essay should start with an introductory part, the idea should be explained in the main body, and in the conclusion, you have to take stock of your writing. 7. Format your essay Every college or university has certain requirements to the format of the essays. If your professor or the admissions board did not state these requirements, it would be better to clarify this information as otherwise, you may encounter some problems when your essay is revised. 8. Ask for feedback The best way to start to write better is to understand your mistakes and weak points. Always ask for feedback from people who read your writing and fix the mistakes that you make. Eventually, you will notice that your essays get better feedback every time. Do you still think that writing a spectacular essay is difficult? Follow our tips and you will see that there is nothing complicated about becoming an A-grade student who writes flawless papers.