How to Write an Essay in 5 Easy Steps

Need to write an essay? Don’t know where to start? Check out this infographic that shows you how in 5 easy steps! 

Pick a topic.

If possible, choose something that interests you.


Write down any idea that comes to your head about things you’d like to include, including key points, examples, and illustrations.


Pick out a thesis, or main point you are trying to prove. This will become your first paragraph.

Identify three points to back up this thesis. These will become your 3 supporting paragraphs.

Think of a conclusion, which will become your fifth paragraph.


1st paragraph- State your thesis and add a transitional hook that alerts the reader to what they can expect in the body of the paper

2nd paragraph- This should be your strongest argument or point. Include examples and illustrations.

3rd paragraph- This should be your second strongest argument or point. Include examples and illustrations.

4th paragraph- This should be your weakest argument or point. Include examples and illustrations.

5th paragraph- This is your conclusion. Restate the thesis, summarize your three points, and make a strong final statement that ties up and concludes the essay.


Read your paper over after not viewing it for a while so you can see it with fresh eyes. Look for ways you could strengthen your argument or grammar. Have a friend read it over and give you feedback.

How to write an awesome essay in 5 steps

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