No one ever said writing is easy. Especially those academic essays where you not only to have come up with a compelling topic and supporting arguments, you also have to organize all that information so that the essay flows logically for the reader.
Such a daunting task.
Writing is tough enough for those who write for a living. But if you are someone who prefers working with numbers, your hands or tends to think in pictures instead of words, the thought of writing anything down on paper (okay, the computer screen) can seem downright discouraging. (I’m looking at you, Mr. or Ms. Mechanical Engineering major.)
Good news. Brother and sister authors, Tim and Peggy Houghton, have just published an Easy Way book on essay writing, subtitled: “A Quick and Simplified Guide to Writing Academic Essays.” The e-book, available on Amazon, breaks down the academic essay writing process for students who need help coming up with ideas. It also helps them format the essay so that the first paragraph logically sets the tone, topic sentences are strong, arguments are logically supported, and conclusions are properly drawn.
Here is the description as it appears on Amazon:
This book utilizes a step-by-step process for simplified writing of academic essays. It discusses essay building blocks (paragraphs, topic sentences, and supporting details), patterns of development (cause and effect, comparison and contrast, definition, illustration/exemplification, and narration), introduction, body, and conclusion. It also details the writing process from start to finish, including ways to generate essay ideas. It is full of examples and activities to help the reader learn and progress.
The book will also help you understand the importance of proof-reading and revision. It’s easy to overlook common spelling errors and typos that don’t immediately catch the eye.
It also never hurts to have a little assistance with your writing, especially writing that will be evaluated by a high school teacher or college instructor, and contributes to your overall grade. The Kindle edition is $3.99 and includes free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet.