Essays Writing Tutorial: be interesting

With all the talk about writing a great essay by means of organization, great presentation, and solid facts- there still might be something missing. A truly great essay, above all else, is interesting. It is an essay that captures the readers’ attention all the while being engaging throughout its entirety.

Having an interesting essay may seem like an obvious message. Everyone automatically assumes that there will be someone interested in reading their output, but that is not always the case. Overall, it is difficult to draw attention if the message falls flat. To avoid this dilemma, here are some things to keep in mind for your essay to maximize its potential to be interesting:

  • Style - Writing style is the main way to draw attention and provide information without boring your audience. Have you ever heard the saying “its not what you say, but how you say it”? With this in mind, it is possible to make even the driest materials a worthwhile read. Different styles can include bits of satire, dramatics, or simply providing information in a helpful way. Depending on what the essay necessitates, you can explore a range of writing styles to best fit your goal.
  • Language - There are certain things in essays that are a “turn off’. If you are uncomfortable with writing in a stronger style, consider using succinct and precise language will help make your essay interesting. As a reader, it becomes exhausting to read a piece that is over-uses long words and complicated grammar structure. Someone is more willing to read your essay if it is straight to the point.
  • Redundancy - Be careful not to repeat yourself or overdrive the point. At times, it is necessary to restate your position for sake of emphasis, but anymore than 2 times throughout the essay is overkill. You do not want the reader to wonder why they should read the entire essay when you have already made your point in the first 2 pages and keep expanding on the same ideas. Avoid redundancy and you are going in the right direction.
  • Be Interested- Perhaps the most important part of writing an interesting essay is if you, the writer, is interested in the subject yourself! You will not be able to convey an interesting essay if you do not have an initial interest in the topic at hand. Choose themes that you will feel comfortable and happy writing about. If you are interested, surely you will include that in your essay automatically.