Writing an essay is very challenging task either it is for scholarship, a contest or for class. Essay writing needs a lot of research and time. It is a large project, essay writing involves many steps. A college essay is same as writing any other essay. If you want to write a meaningful and good essay, you need to follow these steps.
Pick a topic
You may have assigned a topic or you have given the right to choose a subject of your choice. If you are not given a topic, you have to do a little more effort to choose a topic yourself. You should choose a topic that interests you. First, define the purpose, why you want this topic. Once you have determined your purpose, choose topic accordingly but it should be interesting so that you do not write your essay boring.
After choosing a topic, you need to draw a sketch or diagram how you are going to write your essay. Organizing your ideas will make it easy for you to be on the right track. Structure of topic is like a foundation of your essay. Once you have a map in your hand and you know how you are going to reach your destination, the journey would not be easy but entertaining
Once you have developed the topic and structure of your essay, the next step is an introduction. The introduction should be very attractive and meaningful. It should attract your readers and encourage them to read your full essay. It should be clearly defined in the introduction that what the focus of your essay is. Start with a dialogue, quote or summary of your essay, whichever suits you best
Body is the main part of the essay where you describe your ideas in detail. Each main idea that you have determined in the structure will become a separate section in the body of your essay. There could be many headings and paragraphs in the body of the essay. The structure of the body will be the same as of essay. You will start each paragraph with an introduction, then the body (description) and then the conclusion.
In conclusion, you close your essay. There are four to five strong sentences in conclusion. You have to summarize your ideas and the findings in conclusion along with your statement regarding the topic.
If you think that your essay is complete with writing a conclusion, then you might be right. You have to check all the details of your essay. You should pay close attention to the order of paragraphs in the body of the essay. The paragraphs with the strongest points and ideas should be placed at the start and end. An order is very important especially when you are describing a process. The format of the essay plays a very important role. You should be aware of the format, every university and institute have their own formats, you should their style and format before submitting an essay. Review what you have written and make the necessary changes accordingly.