First of all, it is important to realize that English is not your mother tongue, so no one expects it to be an English-language essay. This applies to both the first essay and the second, third, etc.
It’s best to write an essay by learning something new and expanding your vocabulary and your language skills, just working on yourself. Plus, you’re not alone. Here are seven tips on how to write this essay.
1 Create a word database
Think about the main theme and find words that are closely related to the topic. So if you have the theme “Living in the city”, your base list might include words like “flat”, “boulevard”, “restaurant” and “crowd”. Then it is good to think more and add more words that are no longer associated with the main theme. In this case, it can be “dust”, “every day routine” or “lack of nature”. This process allows you to expand your vocabulary and your essay becomes more colorful.
2 Become a reporter
Once you are given a topic, or choose it yourself, go and find information around. Ask questions and be curious. The more you learn, the easier it will be to write an essay in English.
A good essay is an essay that deals directly with your topic and is brief but contains enough information. Being a reporter will help you get valuable resources and vocabulary, which will be useful at the beginning of writing.
For example, if you write about the transformation of your body, start with a question like, “Why do I want to change my body?”, “What is my goal?”
3 Create thematic sentences
The thematic sentence is usually at the beginning of each paragraph and summarizes what the paragraph contains. So, for example, when writing on “Living in the city”, one of the thematic phrases may be “Which is the most decisive is to find a good appartment.” you can then come back during your next writing to create a solid structure and work to have a head and heel.
4 Again in both directions
If you are writing a comprehensive essay in which you think of various advantages and disadvantages, always mention pro and anti. For example, if we have our theme of changing the body and writing about changing the diet, look at it from both sides. When do I cook food when I’m away all day? Isn’t it a cheap thing, do I have a chance to keep it long? Will I be really happier? This will help you focus on the whole problem and get even more vocabulary.
5 Use online dictionaries
I believe you have gained a great vocabulary, but before using it in your academic work, make sure that the vocabulary actually means in the context. Another tool is the so-called thesauri. These synonym dictionaries will help you deliver volume to your work and in some cases increase the importance of selected words.
In addition, when it comes to cooking, words like “add” or “stir” can appear too often. After using the thesaurus you will find that you can use “whisk in the onion” or “fold in the butter”. It sounds more interesting right now, doesn’t it?
6 Connect and separate sentences
Once you have your essay done in English, try to go through it again to reveal too long or too short sentences. Those phrases that contain too many words, or are unnecessarily long, try to divide them into more. The main idea will then be more readable and clear. Like here:
If you want to change your lifestyle, you need to keep motivated why this is the only way I can keep my partner and not ashamed in front of my children.
You can simply type it as follows:
The key thing when changing your lifestyle is your motivation. One can do it because of his or her partner or you don’t want to let down your family.
The same thing, but in the opposite guard, you can do with too short sentences:
You want to change your lifestyle. The motivation helps you to achieve your goals. Set your plan and follow each of your objectives.
Here’s how to develop it a bit:
When changing your lifestyle, find your motivation to achieve your goals easily and set your plan to follow your objectives.
7 Take a job through a native speaker
Meet a friend who speaks English at least more fluently than you. This may reveal some of the errors you may have to repeat frequently. This will help you remember them and keep an eye on them when writing in English. An Englishman may also discover grammatical or “spelling” errors.
An important step is to rewrite the corrected essay. Just looking at the mistakes you’ve made will not move you forward. Conversely, if you rewrite an essay in English, you will realize your mistakes and make sure you write the sentences correctly. You won’t have to solve badly written words in future writing.