This page is concerned with the actual writing of your essay, it provides some guidelines for good practice as well as some common mistakes you'll want to avoid.
To guide the reader through your work you will need to inform them where you are starting from (in the introduction), where you are going (as the essay progresses), and where you have been (in the conclusion).
It is helpful to keep the reader informed as to the development of the argument.
In other words, indicate what has been learned or accomplished.
The conclusion is also a good place to mention questions that are left open or further issues which you recognise, but which do not come within the scope of your essay.
One common downfall is to not reference adequately and be accused of plagiarism.
If you have directly quoted any other author's text you should always indicate exactly where the evidence comes from in a reference.A full reference should also be provided in the reference list at the end.At the end of an essay you should include a short conclusion, the purpose of which is to sum up or draw a conclusion from your argument or comparison of viewpoints.How much evidence you use depends on the type of essay you are writing.If you want a weight of evidence on some factual point, bring in two or three examples but no more.Neither the conclusion, nor the introduction, should totally summarise your whole argument: if you try this, you are in danger of writing another assignment that simply repeats the whole case over again.You must include a reference list or bibliography at the end of your work.An essay usually takes the following structured format: The function of the introduction is simply to introduce the subject, to explain how you understand the question, and describe briefly how you intend to deal with it.You could begin by defining essential terms, providing a brief historical or personal context if appropriate, and/or by explaining why you think the subject is significant or interesting.This page continues from our page: Planning an Essay, the essential first step to successful essay writing.This page assumes that you have already planned your essay, you have taken time to understand the essay question, gathered information that you intend to use, and have produced a skeleton plan of you essay – taking into account your word limit.