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What to think about with short essays

What to think about with short essays

December 17, 2015 M

When writing an essay, one might think that a short essay (3-5 pages) is easier than that of a long one. It does not occur to many individuals however, that a shorter essay requires more attention to detail. Considering the fact that an essay is shorter usually requires more information to be condensed into a smaller space.
This brings the writer to their first challenge which is deciding what the main focus of their essay is going to be. When deciding the thesis of a short paper is vital to narrow in on a very specific subject area. When narrowing the thesis to a particular topic, this will allow the writer to expand on one particular topic rather than write a minimal amount about several topics.
If, for example, the essay is writing about animal extinction, choose a particular animal and maybe even narrow it down more to a specific geographic location or climate. Someone could probably write thousands of pages on a general topic of animal extinction but considering the length of a short essay, it is crucial to stick to one particular aspect of a general theme.
Once the thesis has been decided, the points written are going to be very specific in which case it is suggested that the writer use sources and references from a well-known specialist covering the topic of choice. Finding 3 quality sources all which relate directly to the topic at hand is crucial. Along with the writer’s personal ideas, they can back up the facts as well as opinions with sources related to the topic.


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