English writing could be a challenge, specifically, for those who have not studied English right from their primary schooling. And the same is applied while writing English Academic essay writing. However, with some good understanding and practice, this is a style that anyone can learn to form, once they know the basics of writing an essay.
An academic English essay must provide a solid, debatable thesis that is then supported by appropriate evidence—whether that be through other sources or from one’s own research. Most research follows a standard protocol of guidelines. Remembering some basic principles for academic essay writing will let you create valuable, persuasive papers, even if you are under a time crunch.
This, article by Ms. Sonu Goel, Founder and Director of Café Converse which is Delhi’s leading Institute to learn Academic English Writing and conducts special English classes for Kids, shares tips that will help you to improve your academic English Essay Writing Skills.
Here, are the following things, you need to do:
Make an Outline
Prior you even begin writing an academic English essay, it is essential to know what you want to say. The simplest way to narrow down a thesis and make a proper argument is to develop a basic outline before you start writing your essay. The basic structure of an academic essay includes certain elements: an introduction that includes the thesis; the essay body, which must include separate paragraphs discussing evidence that lends support to the thesis; and a conclusion that binds everything together and connects it to the thesis. When it comes to how much evidence must be included in an academic essay, a good guideline is to include at least three goods points that directly supports your thesis.
Get a Good Understanding of Grammar, Style, and Punctuation
Grammar, style and punctuation are very important if you wish your research to be understood and taken seriously. Before writing an essay, make certain you have a good understanding of basic grammar. Verb and subject agreement, proper article and pronoun usage, and well-formed sentence structures are all basic grammar. Make certain you know the appropriate uses for the most common forms of punctuation. Be aware of your comma usage and know when a period is required. Lastly, in academic essay writing, voice is a key. Try to use the active voice rather than the passive whenever possible (for instance “this study found” rather than “it was found by this study”). This will make the tone of your essay quite stronger. Make sure your language is concise. Avoid transition words that do not add anything to the sentence and unwarranted wordiness that detracts from your argument.
Use the Correct Vocabulary
During the process of writing an academic essay, you must always have your important argument in mind. While it could be tempting to go off on a tangent regarding some interesting side note to your topic, doing so can make your writing less concise. Always ask questions about any evidence you include in your essay; ask yourself, “Does this actually support my thesis?” If the answer is “negative,” then that evidence must probably be excluded. When you are evaluating evidence, be critical and thorough. You look to use the strongest study to back up your thesis. Everything you include needs to have a clear connection to your topic and your argument.
Ms Sonu Goel is a professionally acclaimed certified ESL trainer from British Council having 15 years of strong background for teaching English language in both online and physical classes. She is dedicated to the teaching of English in an interactive and practical way, whereby learners feel enriched with knowledge and experience the language hands-on. She uses creative ideas and aids to let the learning happen as organically and efficiently as possible. Ms Goel has travelled various European countries and experienced an array of cultures and linguistic skills for the English language.