MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

575 views

How can I prepare to write an essay?

The preparation for writing an essay is incredibly important in allowing you to structure your work in a way that is engaging, readable and above all, well set out, so that your own thoughts and analysis can shine through. It can seem daunting writing an essay plan, as this seems like more work on top of the essay itself, however a well thought out plan can save time and stress in the long run.

If you are a visual person, perhaps make a mind map of all of the themes and topics in your chosen texts: connect links between different ideas and see where thoughts naturally go to. These will eventually make up your paragraphs.

It can also be a good idea to format your essay by listing your paragraphs with their own individual sub-headers, starting with your 'Introduction' and finishing with your 'Conclusion'.

Try and be strict with yourself and stick to your essay plan - this will help to avoid waffling and straying away from your core ideas and points of analysis.

Remember to refer back to your essay plan whilst writing to cement your ideas and before you know it, even writing essays in exam conditions will seem easier because of past essay plan practice. 

Chloe H. Uni Admissions Test -Personal Statements- tutor, 13 Plus  En...

2 years ago

Answered by Chloe, who has applied to tutor GCSE English with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

155 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£18 /hr

Erik A.

Degree: Music (Bachelors) - Oxford, The Queen's College University

Subjects offered: English, Music+ 2 more

English
Music
History
French

“About Me I am a music student at Oxford University. I have always had a real passion for arts and humanities, and I hope my tutorials will encourage you to love them too!  I am very patient and friendly. I have been teaching singing,...”

£18 /hr

Maria P.

Degree: Classics (Masters) - Edinburgh University

Subjects offered: English, Latin+ 5 more

English
Latin
History
French
English Literature
English Language
Classical Greek

“INTRODUCTION A self-motivated and conscientious multilingual Classics student at the University of Edinburgh, with a passion for the Arts and Humanities.  EXAMINATION BOARDS AND SUBJECTS TAUGHT I can assist pupils studying the follow...”

£30 /hr

Anne H.

Degree: History (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: English, History+ 2 more

English
History
Economics
-Personal Statements-

“Hi, my name is Anne and I'm a second year at Durham university specializing in economic history.”

About the author

£18 /hr

Chloe H.

Degree: English (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: English, Media Studies+ 1 more

English
Media Studies
English Literature

“Top tutor from the renowned Russell university group, ready to help you improve your grades.”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Other GCSE English questions

How can I make my writing more interesting?

Any tips on how analyse images in the exam?

How do I revise for an English exam?

How is Lady Macbeth presented in Shakespeare's Macbeth?

View GCSE English tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok