For many students, writing essays can be stressful and time-consuming. However, when properly organized, writing an essay can actually be enjoyable and rewarding – if you know what you’re doing without a paper writer! Follow these seven steps to start writing your essays with confidence and clarity, ensuring you earn the highest grade possible.

1) Choose a Topic

One of the best things you can do to prepare yourself for writing an essay is to choose a topic. This may seem like a silly tip, but it’s important to know what you’re going to write about before your fingers hit that keyboard. It makes you more focused and allows you more time when it comes time to actually write. Choose something broad, such as culture or society, and then narrow it down until you have something specific in mind.

2) Research and Outline

The first step in writing a great essay is research. Look up your topic online and find different perspectives on it. Come up with a few points you’d like to write about—this will serve as your outline. Make sure you include at least three ideas that support your thesis statement! If you can, get feedback from someone else before moving on to step two. This way, you can make sure that what you’re saying makes sense and is backed by facts. It also helps to have an idea of how long your paper should be when deciding how many points are necessary.

3) Get Started

Before you can write an essay, you need a topic. Get started by exploring your course syllabus, talking with your professor and doing a little research. If you’re stuck on ideas, try searching relevant sources in Google or taking a look at some past exam questions. Make sure you know exactly what is expected of you before sitting down to write your essay. If you don’t, you can get help from Once you have that, it’s time to move on!

4) Write an Introduction

Getting your introduction right is one of (if not) THE most important parts of writing an essay. No matter what you’re writing, whether it’s a research paper or an opinion essay on any subject under the sun, your introduction is what grabs your reader’s attention and gets them interested in reading further.

5) Body Paragraphs

In order to write any essay you need to have a clear plan of how you will approach it. For example, each paragraph should be focused on one topic and/or idea, but at least one sentence in each paragraph should tie back into your thesis statement. If you’re not sure what a thesis statement is or how it ties into an essay, see How Do I Write a Thesis Statement? Once you get started writing each body paragraph, remember that it is okay if one paragraph is only half a page long—as long as every other body paragraph is at least that long.

6) Conclusion

It can be difficult to write a great essay. I certainly know; I’ve done it plenty of times, and it’s never exactly an easy task. Sometimes I get help from But with a bit of planning and self-motivation, you’ll be able to tackle it like a pro in no time. The key is to just get started! Don’t worry about making mistakes or if your writing isn’t perfect—just put your best foot forward and keep moving forward. You’ll find that once you get going, things will start flowing more naturally and your ideas will start coming more easily.

Bonus Tip – Target Your Paper!

Once you have a solid outline and know your thesis statement, it’s time to get down and dirty with your topic. Before writing, narrow down your topic by asking yourself a simple question – who is my target audience? Whether you’re a high school student, university student or simply working on an essay as part of your professional development, consider your target reader. Write with them in mind at all times and make sure that every sentence in their hands feels like a warm hug.