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Essay-Writing Tips

Five Paragraph Essay, The
This site gives tips for writing an effective essay. Information includes the steps in essay writing, types of essay, and the elements of an essay.

Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
This Web site lists the basic elements of an essay. It does not matter which type of essay you are writing, the basic elements remain the same.

How to Write an Essay
This Web site provides an eight-step lesson on essay writing. Steps include: Research, Proposal, Compiling your notes, Planning the essay, Writing the essay, The finished product, Extras that make essays stand out, and Examples of good and bad writing.

Internet Public Library, The – Research & Writing for high school and college students
The Internet Public Library has devised a six step process to assist high school and college students in the writing process. The steps are: Getting Started, Discovering and
Choosing a Topic, Looking for and Forming a Focus, Gathering Information, Preparing to Write, and Writing the Paper.

Oswego High School Writing Guide
The Oswego High School Writing Guide provides high school students with information about writing essays and papers. Outline writing and citation guides are also included.

University of Victoria Writer’s Guide – Essay
The steps involved in writing an essay, as related by the University of Victoria, include: Types of Essays, Getting Started, Organizing It, Getting It Down, Proofreading, and Presenting Your Essay. Other information includes: Doing A Research Essay, Doing Exam Essays, and Common Problems Writing Essays.

Writing Tips – Essay Builder
The Essay Builder is divided into the areas of parts of an essay, how to write an essay, and kinds of essays. Each step is concisely explained. This site may be best for someone who just wishes to review the process of essay writing, not a new writer.

Web listings compiled by graduate student, Tracey Moulden, for her School of Information Capston project at the University of Texas at Austin.