No matter what your essay is about, there are a few universal tips you can use to make things easier on yourself. Some essays are unique, but for the most part your teacher will have similar instructions to these:
- Make sure there are no spelling and grammar mistakes.
- The length must be within about 30 words shorter or longer, than what your teacher wants. Most teachers will stop reading if it goes on longer than that.
- The usual format for an essay is double spaced, indents on paragraphs, and 12 point font that’s easy to read
- If you need a cover letter, simply put your name, class name, date, and the title of this paper in the center of a page before your essay starts
- You should also have a bibliography at the end citing any sources you’ve used for quotes throughout your essay
- The essay needs to have an introduction, body, and conclusion
If you’re still having trouble with your essay, know that you’re not alone; most students do. But just because it’s normal doesn’t mean you have to put up with it. Get some help from brainstorming with another student or asking your teacher about specific questions you need answered. When you just can’t figure out something, it’s a better use of your time to move onto another part of the essay and come back to the problem later. By doing this, you’re allowing yourself to keep working and not worrying unnecessarily over something that you can’t fix yet.