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  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (March 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492338540
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492338543
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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How to Write an Essay in Five Easy Steps is a clear and concise instruction manual on writing an effective essay. It covers the four major types of essays: persuasive, expository, narrative, and argumentative. It starts with pointing out that you should pay attention to what your instructor is asking for. It explains how to compose a clear thesis statement (i.e., the point of your essay). In my opinion, that is often a critical piece that is lacking in many student essays. It goes on to discuss selecting and evaluating a variety of sources, including the proper use of Wikipedia--not as a direct reference source, but rather a good starting point for information and other sources. It then discusses properly outlining the essay, which is critically important to putting together something cohesive that makes your point. Finally, it provides examples of what a real-world essay should look like. I especially liked the Seven Tips for Clear Writing, which begins with logging out of Facebook or other computer distractions. Amen to that.

I found "How to Write an Essay" to be well thought out, practical, and easy to read. It seems particularly well suited to highschool and college-level writing assignments, as well as college prepatory exams. The same material could have been spread across a hundred or more pages, but the author chose to make it concise and to the point. Strunk and White would have been proud.
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This book does not disappoint. First - it is short (52 pages), concise and straightforward.

My friend's son is now a sophomore in college and has been struggling with two of his classes, which are both research and writing heavy. When I saw that Scribendi had released this ebook - I figured I'd check it out and see if it could help. Well - an hour later, I've already purchased another copy for him. It has much better, concise advise than I could give myself.

So - struggling with essay or other academic writing? Spend $2.99 and invest a few minutes :)

As a side note - I've also picked up their ebook on blog writing (http://www.amazon.com/How-Write-Essay-ebook/dp/B00BUZ3BY6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363458532) - since that's where I could use the help.
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This book was short and sweet. As an English major I am no stranger to essay writing and I found this book to be right on the mark. It goes over everything one would need to know to complete every kind of scholarly essay (persuasive, argumentative, etc), and for being just 52 pages long it is incredibly thorough. Trust me when I say it covers everything - from finding secondary research, to writing a strong thesis, to building a workable outline, to productivity tips - it's all there.

The book is written in a light, conversational tone that makes the information very easy to digest. One of the best parts about this 'how-to' is that it not only tells you how to go about constructing a truly awesome essay, but also gives you the resources to help you get there, such as bookmarking, citation and grammar tools.

While I am an experienced essay writer, I am also a self-professed procrastinator so having the process laid out for me like it is in the book is incredibly helpful when I need that push to get started.
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"How to Write an Essay in Five Easy Steps" is one of the best books on writing I've ever read. It explains the process of essay writing in great detail from start to finish. I like that this book gives information on books that can be helpful when writing an essay. It also explains online resources and gives links to some citation programs which could help many writers. What I liked about this book is that it gives great ideas for what and what not to do when writing an essay. This book is designed so that you end up writing an A+ paper. I think it is essential reading for all students.

~The Rebecca Review
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I enjoy writing for pleasure but I now have to write for a grade. I suspected there was something particular in style that would be expected but I needed a more in depth explanation than I have found from casual references.

This e-book was just what I was looking for, to the point, now I am up for the challenge and eager to write.
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This book is obnoxious. The phrase "this is what your teacher or T.A. wants" is used repeatedly, always "teacher or T.A." There is only one sample essay, it is included in its entirety in the back, total snoozefest. Choose another book, any other book!
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"How to Write an Essay" by Scribendi.com is such a helpful book for writing an excellent essay. It gives practical tips on writing a quality essay in a short amount of time. It is a good teaching tool for writing an essay now and in the future. The tips will allow you to write an essay immediately and will stay with you forever. The tips are so helpful. Some are refreshers, but most are innovative; all are spot-on for writing a winning essay.

The essay writing tips are geared for new college students, but anyone who struggles with writing an essay can benefit from the suggestions in this book. The book is well-written and organized so that you can write an essay from scratch. Five steps to writing an essay are explained in this book. The steps are simple and logical, so that anyone can apply them. The steps involve: getting instructions, researching, organizing, writing, and revising. The steps are explained thoroughly, so that you can write a superb essay, and there are also time-saving tips if you are short on time. The information provided is designed to help you earn an "A" on your essay.

In addition to the five steps of essay writing, there is a bonus section on how to make your essay stand out. This section gives tips on improving your writing technique so that your teacher will favor your essay amongst all the other students' essays, so that your essay will earn a better grade and you'll be at the top of your class.

"How to Write an Essay" is such an invaluable resource that is worth your time reading. It is a concise book that you can read in one sitting, but it's jam-packed with priceless insight. The tips and techniques in this book will allow you to write an excellent essay in a short amount of time. This book will save you time on essay writing, and you'll earn great grades to boot.

It's definitely worth the read, and I highly recommend it.
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