Good Advice On How To Improve Your Essay Writing Skills


Not everyone with a desire to become a writer can become Hemingway, but you can try nonetheless.

Whether you are a high school student, an undergraduate, a postgraduate, a physicist or a business analyst, you will almost invariably find yourself in a position where writing strong, attractive and persuasive essays will be critical to success in whatever it is that you are doing.

When we were younger, were taught some basic principle in some basic subjects such as history, languages and algebra. With time, as we progressed through the different levels of complexities in academic and vocational practice, what we once learnt by rote, becomes something that we just innately know, and now comes the problem.

Just because you know something, it does not guarantee that you can apply your own faculties to cultivate your ideas, opinions or thoughts on the subject matter. Even if you can, not being able to pen down what is going on in your mind, is a problem known commonly to many in all walks of life.

  • The mind is a muscle, the more you work it, the stronger it gets. For analogy, consider the instance of running. If you up and decide one day that you will run a marathon – now unless you are a natural born runner with legs and mind built for running lying dormant in underuse – you will not just be able to run the 42 kilometers in one go. You will need to build up the distance, with time and with practice.
  • Similarly, if you up and decide one day that you will write a 100 page expose on the subtleties of the International Trade Commission’s shortcomings in regulating cross market backward overflow and methods to synergize the negative counter productivity, do you really believe that that will just happen?
  • To be able to visualize, understand, correlate and express complex ideas on complex issue, you will need to exercise mental faculties that you either never knew you had, or are rusty and have forgotten how to use them.

So, how to improve your essay writing skills?

Well, first step is getting organized, dusting off the dust and the webs cluttering your brain, and developing the ability to see things for what they are, and analyze, understand and express opinions about them. Practice will get you there. A lot of practice will get you above and far beyond. And a great deal of practice will make you good at what you do, like it were a walk in the park.