Here's a start.
- Every essay should have a beginning, a middle, and an end.
As someone once said, you should say what you are going to say, say it, then say what you said. In other words, (1) give a brief outline of your essay; (2) state your case (make your argument or explanation); and (3) sum up what has been said. Those are good guidelines, I think, for a general outline of an essay.
Generally it is better to use active voice, as it is punchier, but there is nothing wrong with using passive voice once in a while.
Of course, your essay needs to have a theme. It has to be about something. Do you have a theme for your essay?
- Say: "What's up?"
Say: "I don't do well at writing essays."
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