How to prepare an academic essay

Today I bring you a Mini Guide on how to elaborate an essay, where you will learn what it is, what its structure is and what it is generally used for. If you are studying or you are going to start studying, surely this brief guide will help you to have greater clarity. At the end of the reading as a gift you can download the format of the structure totally free.

We will begin by defining it as an essay: “Written in which an author develops his ideas without having to show the scholarly apparatus” (RAE 2015). In other words, it is a writing where you plasmas your ideas regarding a specific subject and you do not necessarily have to Be “expert” to write it.

I remember that in college more than once I saved a test with a rating =)

How it is performed?
The essay has an internal structure, this means that at the time of writing must have a coherence based on a structure. But Joe, you should not place the titles of the structure.

Opening or Introduction: In this section you will begin with the presentation of the topic you are going to speak, justifying its importance, and highlighting the considerations of why you approach this topic, among other possible options. Generally many essayists begin with a question, which they develop throughout the document.

Development: Here the action begins! At this point you must give the reasons that justify the main thesis you are proposing. You can also develop secondary arguments (All those that support, justify or expand controversial data or those that are not obvious, related to the main argument)

Conclusion: In this last you are closing the circle of the essay, where you will be able to make value judgments regarding the subject matter. While it is the conclusion, that does not mean that you have to give the “solution” to the thesis you raised. You can simply give an account of the perspective you have on the subject.

So that you have no problem, it is always good to be sure of the structure of the essay. If you are in college ask for it. But more importantly, you should cite the authors if necessary. There are different ways of citing them, that is why I also recommend that you ask your teacher or university to tell you which would be the one indicated.

What is it for?
Generally it is used in different areas of knowledge, to deal with a current problem, through the analysis and creativity that the essayist can have, which can be approached from different points of view.

Try not to repeat the ideas over and over again.
The simple is always better, so try to be as clear as possible, but always with a touch of seriousness.
Ask for help. Send the document some friends to give you their opinion and if they can understand what you wrote.
The dictionary can be your best friend so you do not repeat the words.