We have researched and collected ten valuable tips that can help you write well and, therefore, have no problems with writing a theme or a short essay. Here are what they are:
1) Choose the active form when possible. The passive form is less fluent, the active one helps to make your sentences clearer and more direct.
2) Use synonyms intelligently. The thesaurus is perfect not only for avoiding repetition, but also for learning what the different nuances of word meanings are. Consult it with the right attention and you will not regret it. Paraphrase tool with synonyms might help you in this regard.
3) Measure the presence of complex words. Showing off your culture is not always good: stuffing a theme with big words can make it not very smooth. Technical and specific terms may be present in a paper only if actually necessary as, for example, in some types of short essay.
4) Save the unnecessary words. There are concepts that can be expressed in a single word. Using the right word will help you make your sentences smoother and your essay or theme will benefit.
5) Citing means knowing how to choose, not knowing how to copy and paste. Inserting some quotes helps a theme to be more captivating and is essential for the correct development of a short essay at maturity. However, this does not mean being authorized to insert entire blocks of sentences taken from other works: it is necessary to make a careful and sensible selection. Avoiding plagiarism is critical, the words of others should support your speech, not develop it for you.
6) If not requested, do not be detached. It is not necessary to distance yourself from what you write always and in any case. In some cases, for example, addressing the reader is a good ploy to make the text more fascinating.
7) Learn to choose the right tone. Before starting to write, stop for a moment and answer these questions: who is my theme or short essay for? What is the main argument? You will see that choosing the exact tone in which to carry out your argument will be much easier.
8) Carefully take care of the incipit and the conclusions. The themes and short essays are like films: people are led to remember above all the beginning and the end. This does not mean that the corpus is not important (indeed, this is where you can best develop your ideas), but that your flashes of style will be noticed more if inserted in the incipit or in the conclusions.
9) Always proofread at least twice. Proofreading is boring but it’s the only way to check:
– that the speech flows and is coherent
– that there are no grammar errors
– that the concordance is perfect (subjects, adjectives, tenses, take a look at everything!)
10) Read whenever you have the opportunity. Finally, we leave you with this advice that, of course, you cannot put into practice when writing a theme or a short essay, but which is still very important. If you don’t train your mind how will you understand not only how but also what to write?