Essay writing is a compulsory academic assignment in some of the Institutions as an entrance test before registration, regardless of course of study. Few students find the essay writing process easy.
However, there are many students who make common mistakes while writing the essay, hence knowing the most important dos and don’ts of essay writing will help make this experience less stressful and more productive.
Don’t : No capital letters only. Example: “MY NAME IS SARAH.”
Do : Write in Sentence Case. Example: “My name is Sarah.”
Don’t : Divert from the essay topic.
Do : Stay focused on the essay topic
Don’t : Forget to introduce yourself with reference to the topic.
Do : Introduce yourself with reference to the topic.
Don’t : Write the essay in a single paragraph.
Do : Divide the essay into introduction, main body and conclusion. Each paragraph shall explain a new point of discussion about the essay topic.
Don’t : Write in mixed tenses.
Example : a. “I did called her last week.”
b. “I have seen him yesterday.”
Do : Write in a single tense.
Example : a. “I did call her last week.”
b. “I saw him yesterday.
Don’t : Exceed the limit / length of the essay given by the college.
Do : Write the essay within limit given by the college
Don’t : Write spellings you are not sure about.
Do : Recheck your essay for any spelling mistakes and sentence errors.
Common Spelling Mistake
|i||I (“I” must always be written in capital)|
|to||too (“Too” is replacement word for also or excessively.)|
|were||where (“Were” means plural past tense of “are” and “”Where” means pointing to a place or position of a person or a thing.)|