How to Meet Deadline
The most frequent reason for the students to turn to essay writing services is because they can’t cope with huge amount of work and the deadlines which are approaching very fast. What can you do in order to avoid the situations when the essay must be completed in 12 hours and you don’t have any idea on what to write?
A bad habit to postpone everything is familiar to everyone. We usually postpone writing tasks because we lack the inspiration or ideas or creativity. However this often leads to missing deadlines and nervous breakdowns. So, the lack of creativity won’t stop you if you’ll be very organized:
- consider completing an essay, custom research paper or any other writing task beforehand. Sit and think about the topic, the statement you won’t to prove, the facts you could cite to prove your argument.
- imagine that your deadline is tomorrow, this will definitely stir up your creativity and the it won’t take long for inspiration to come.
- make a plan according to which you’ll complete certain part of your writing assignment every day, thus you’ll never be overloaded with work. This works for any assignment or task.
- include your friends into this process. If they also suffer from missing deadlines, work out a plan for everyone. This will give additional motivation to involved students.
- brainstorm for ideas (see our article on brainstorming), this helps if you’re in desperate need for a topic or a story.
Cause and Effect Essays
In continuation of our topic on different types of essays (see “five paragraph essays”) we’ll dwell on cause and effect essays. As always, the meaning is hidden in the name of the type of essay, thus the writer must present the reason (the action or fact which caused something) and the result (the effect this action of fact had, influence or impact). To illustrate the above mentioned, we’ll give an example of topics of cause and effect essays: “The impact of hurricane Catherine on local economy”, “The influence of new legislation of educational system” etc.
The general advice is to start the research paper by giving the example of the situation, the fact, the event – anything which serves as a reason and has visible or even minor consequences will do. The writer must describe this fact or situation.
The next step is to illustrate the consequences, the results this situation has, the effects it causes. A rough list is good only for a graft. The essay must present the effect in details, with persuasive arguments. It’s also necessary to define the purpose of writing an essay: the style is different if you want to persuade someone in something or just present the information. If your objective is to convince of something, the effects (or results of given situation) must be described in details. Otherwise you may be brief. Read more about narrative essay and argumentative essay writing help available at ProfEssays.com.
Types of Research Materials to Be Used to Produce an Essay
First of all it’s necessary to define the term of research materials. These are sources you use to get information for your piece of writing (custom essays, term papers, research papers, articles etc.). Thus they include any form of information which helps the student to dwell on his topic and make an essay interesting and informative.
The following research materials are traditionally used for writing an essay:
Books: the notion of book needs no explanation. These are a solid background for a good essay since they provide you with a lot of information on certain research paper topic.
Journal articles: journal is a collection of academic writing pieces on different questions which often have scientific character and use scientific approach in observing issues. Journals are composed by a number of writers which contribute to different topics within one volume. Mainly it’s a periodical publication.
Databases: these are digital stores of information. Very often you need to have access to them which is granted via payment. It’s an effective source of research since it doesn’t involve paper or leg work.
Internet: this research tool has become very popular lately since it’s the easiest way to find the information. However it has some disadvantages: you can’t always trust the information you find, it’s sometimes very hard to find something on the topic, the articles are not always edited. Therefore it’s beneficial to use trustworthy services and web-sites.
The Origins of the Word 'Essay'
We have observed a lot of different types of essays, we’ve given a lot of ‘how to…’ tips on your writing, but we haven’t yet discussed the origins or etymology of the word itself. So, what does ‘essay’ mean? What are its origins?
Back in 1597 it was first used by Francis Bacon to denominate a short literary composition. In French it’s essai, one of the meanings of which is trial, attempt (Etymology Dictionary). Some researchers say that the first person to use this word, namely Michel de Montaigne, who published his book called ‘Essais’ in 1588. In those times, the word essay referred to a piece of writing in which the writer revealed his opinion on certain problem.
Later, in 19th century, essay became a popular literature form which was mainly used in critical writing. Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most prominent essayists of this period.
Nowadays essay can be frequently seen in newspapers, where famous writers usually have their column and publish small notes on current issues in different spheres of life. It also became an academic writing form which is now used in high schools and universities as a popular task. Read more about argumentative essays, narrative essays and personal essays.
Internet Research for the Essay Writing
Nowadays World Wide Web is widely used as the source of literature and information for the research paper, term paper or custom essay. However, finding scholarly content on the net can get difficult sometimes. It seems so easy to google something, but the results are often disappointing. Here are the tips which will help you to find the information for your essays or custom essays:
- Every university has web-site or web-directory you might want to visit. They often contain useful information or at least links to other web-sites with similar content which might help a student.
Search in web-portals with digitized books. These are becoming very popular and more than useful for students since they grant access to the whole libraries without even leaving the house.
Visit academic-oriented directories, which often contain information, links, documents, archives etc.
Use article directories which can inspire you, give you a hint, an impetus in writing.
Read reviews, commentaries and blogs, they often contain citations, brief information on books, journals, extracts from articles etc.