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Five Features of a Good Essay

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If the demands of our professor are not clear enough, we often are at a loss of what to write for your home task. Even if we have written a project, not always we can be sure that our paper is definitely worth an outstanding mark. Here are few features that any excellent essay of any type should have to deserve at least a good grade, if not the best.

Presentation and Format

Imagine that you are an agent selling a product. Or you are at the mall, choosing a present for a friend. Certainly, the first thing you will look at while evaluating the goods is how they look and if they are presentable enough. Nobody wants a messily sewed stuffed toy and they walk towards the prettily made ones. The same goes for your work at the university. No matter how brilliant the content, or how logical the structure, the person evaluating you will first look at the general appearance of your essay. So make sure to keep it tidy, clean, and this is relevant even if you are sending it to your professor by e-mail. The format should be the same throughout the entire document, and the spacing aligned with the demands. Keep it neat, and the first impression will work as an advantage.

Ironing Clothes


Your work’s body and heart, the content is something you cannot avoid while writing an essay. Of course, the content depends on the topic and where you are planning to go with it, but it is important to realize that the possibilities are endless. Concentrate on the reliable sources and quote them properly, so the paper will look flawless. Find out what are the writing techniques, how to use transitioning sentences and what the functions of the linking words are to make the content flow logically. If you truly want to stand out in the crowd of your groupmates or classmates, focus on the body of the work. Do not scribble it in five minutes before bedtime, but rather seriously consider what you are going to fill your essay with, look for sources and study your materials. Taking time to plan the paper and do some research for it before the actual writing process can basically save your paper from being written while the author mentally screams that he needs help. Originality will get you far! If the format lets you do it, find an unexpected way to lay down your facts, write a good hook to keep the reader interested. Feel like the master of the words and play with them like with kids, so your good context will be represented by a good word choice.


Any essay becomes ten times more readable if there is logic in your structure and coherence in your thoughts. Transmitting your thoughts to another person in a way that they understand exactly what you meant to say can be considered a type of art too. So focus on the ins and outs of your work. In order to make sense, compile a list of questions and compose a guideline that will keep you in line. Overall, you should never underestimate the power of the outline, since it is your faithful warrior against the writer’s block. The outline will help you walk through the darkness from one point to another. If you are writing an argumentative essay, each of your arguments should take up the same amount of space and be equally convincing to keep up with the structure.

Engineers with the Project


In the end, a good essay is an essay that brings you or the person who reads it something new. If you want to make sure that your work does not go in vain, focus on making your essay deep. In needs to be thought provoking, if you are writing about an abstract subject. On the other hand, it could be informative and lead to new knowledge, if the topic includes research. Try to find something new for yourself in everything you do and then bring this new to the reader, be sure the readers appreciate such little gifts from the author.


Basically, this is it. At first, it might be hard for you to keep all the instructions in your head and be able to write and at the same time check the structure and the context. There is one great hint that can help you deal with this multitasking, and it is as simple as let yourself make mistakes while writing, you will have time to fix everything later. Occasionally, you will be able to write and check at the same time, but until then make sure you have all the five listed features included after you are done with the paper. Good luck!

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  • Adeyemo Titilayo

    Type comment...thanks

  • utkarsh tiwari

    Type comment...sir give m features and characteristic of essay

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