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An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. Either way, your essay will have the same basic format

If you follow a few simple steps, you will find that the essay almost writes itself. You will be responsible only for supplying ideas, which are the important part of the essay anyway.

No matter which essay method resonates with you, it's important to remember that all essays are meant to enlighten, entertain, and/or educate the reader. Thus, you must treat your essay writing as you would for any article or novel; pay attention to the style, keep the ideas flowing, and eliminate all extraneous materials. The result will be an essay that would make any journalist proud.

Don't Plagiarize. Keep track of any quotes or citations. Do not copy other people's work in any way without the proper citations. Do not simply take someone else's work and change a few words around. This is cheating and you might get caught. We have heard hundreds of stories about people submitting some obscure paper as their own, only to find out that the professor read that work years ago and remembers it. Also remember that there is computer software that can turn-up plagiarism too. So if you use somebody else's words or ideas you must properly site them as a source.

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