Writing an essay is a rather popular academic task, but despite this, students still have difficulties writing certain types of essays.
In addition, students are tend to create a certain top-lists of essay types, and some of these types students consider as easy (such as narrative, descriptive) and those that they do not really enjoy – in particular, analytical, persuasive essays.
Why the analytical essay has become a leader in the anti-list of essays among students? Students say that such type of essay involves a very troublesome work, an extremely sophisticated survey of the object, collection of information, its verification and collection this in a single work – it really looks like a rather difficult task, in comparison with, for example, a descriptive essay.
In this article we will talk about this type of essay, how to love it and write really good works, while the process of creating will bring you pleasure!
So the first thing you have to do is to understand the purpose of the analytical essay. The analytical essay means that you will have to submit the object from all points of view, and evaluate it objectively. Most often you will have to analyze another essay, music, a natural object, a picture or a movie, but you may also be asked to analyze a problem or idea. To do this, you need to divide the topic into pieces and provide evidence, both from the text or movie, and from your own research that supports your position.
You must also clearly decide what to write about. If you are writing this for a class, your teacher will usually assign you a topic (or topics). However, more often you will have to come up with your own theme.
If you are writing an analytical essay on a work of fiction, you can focus your argument on what motivates a certain character or a group of characters to do one or the other thing. Or you could argue why a particular line or paragraph are central in the whole work.
If you are writing about a historical event, try to concentrate on the forces that contributed to what happened. If you are writing about research, follow the scientific style of writing.
It is said that the most difficult stage in the process of creating an analytic essay is the beginning.
Now you know a bit more about the details of getting started, and we hope that it will be useful for you!