Stop Wasting Time and Get Ready To Write Your Essay

by Phume Mdluli
Write Your Essay


Writing an essay is a lot like running a marathon. It takes time, energy and dedication. But what if I told you that if you were prepared for the task at hand and had everything you needed with you when it came time to write your essay? Well then–and this is true–that would make all the difference!

1. Write Down Your Ideas

Write Down Your Ideas

The first step to writing an essay is to write down your ideas. If you have an outline or mindmap, use it! If not, just make a list of the key points that you want to make in your essay (i.e., “My overall point is that…”). Then go back and fill in any gaps with more detail later on.

2. Your Essay Needs To Be Concise

Your essay needs to be concise. If you are writing a long, rambling essay that doesn’t go anywhere and just repeats itself over and over again, then it will be hard for your reader (or the admissions committee) to follow what you’re saying. Don’t try to cover everything in one sitting; focus on one main point in order for your reader to understand exactly what it is that you want them to know about yourself.

  • Avoid unnecessary words: You don’t need “it” or “everybody” unless they are necessary parts of your sentence or paragraph (and even then). Be mindful of how many times per sentence or paragraph these kinds of phrases appear; if they become too common throughout the whole piece, then cut them out! Also watch out for verbosity: many writers tend toward using more words than necessary because they feel like their thoughts need more explanation than others would require from them – but this simply makes things harder rather than easier! Instead write short sentences which pack punchy punches into each line instead; this will make sure everyone understands exactly what needs explaining without needing excessive explanation themselves.”

3. Step Away from The Computer and Get Outside

One of the best ways to get ready for an essay is by stepping away from your computer and getting some fresh air. Get up, take a break, go outside and breathe some fresh air! You’ll be amazed at how much better it makes you feel when you spend time outside in nature or at least near some greenery.

There are many ways to do this: jog around the block, walk around your neighborhood or city center (or even go for a run), do yoga exercises like sun salutations or tree pose; listen to music on headphones while walking around town as well as listening through earbuds while exercising; meditate in silence or watch clouds float by overhead–you can find whatever works best for YOU personally

4. Take A Break And Relax

In the middle of writing your essay, it’s important to take a break and relax. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when you’re working on something for hours at a time, but it’s also essential that you make sure you have enough energy to keep going. You can do this by taking short walks around the house or going for a run outside (if weather permits). If you want extra motivation, try listening to music while working on your paper–you’ll be surprised how productive this can be!

5. Make Sure You Have All Your Materials With You

The last thing you want to do is finish your essay and then realize that you are missing something. Make sure you have everything with you: laptop, charger, pen and paper. If it’s a library or coffee shop, make sure there is somewhere for your table.

6. Start Writing Now!

In order to be ready for your essay, you’re going to need a good writing space. This can be as simple as a desk at home or even just some paper and pen in front of you while you’re on the train.

Once you have this basic setting set up, start write an essay in 2 hours! Don’t worry about making mistakes–it’s normal for your first draft of an essay to be full of typos, grammatical errors and bad formatting. If it helps make sure that nobody sees what you’ve written before sharing it with your teacher/professor/etc., go ahead and save it as a draft so they don’t see any mistakes until after they’ve seen all of yours (which might happen after multiple drafts).

While editing is important when making sure everything is correct grammatically speaking (and not just spelling) there is no need for extensive proofreading after each sentence has been written because this would take too long when we know how busy everyone gets these days with work deadlines coming up around every corner…

Essay Writing takes time but if you’re prepared, it will go much more smoothly

Let’s be honest: when you’re stressed and running on too little sleep, the last thing you want to do is spend more time than necessary on an essay. But if you’re prepared, it will go much more smoothly.

Here’s what I recommend:

  • Write down your goals for the essay and make sure that they’re realistic for how long you have available to write them (for example, if your goal is “I want my paper done by Friday,” then maybe consider making it Tuesday instead).
  • Decide whether or not your topic is actually something worth writing about (This one isn’t always obvious). If so, then pick a good place for it in your paper where there are no questions about finding sources or using proper grammar/punctuation/capitalization etc., but still allows enough room for creativity without requiring any extra effort from readers who aren’t familiar with this area of knowledge yet!


As you can see, there’s a lot of preparation that goes into writing an essay. Even if you feel like you have everything ready to go, there are still some things that will help make the process easier. By following these steps and making sure not to forget anything, we hope we’ve given you some insight on how important it is for students (and everyone) to keep track of their time when working on their essays!

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