In order for the essay writing to not become anguish, try to follow the basic rules for doing this work: express your own thoughts only, research the problem from all sides and suggest ways out of the current situation.
1. Prefer a well-known topic, if given the opportunity to choose from several. If you are given the task to write an essay on any issue, think about what you understand and what problems are being discussed and are topical at the moment, this will allow you to fill the work with your personal judgments.
2. Make a work plan. Since the essay is essentially a short essay, you must highlight the introduction, the main part and the conclusion. One or two sentences will be enough for the first and last section, just to set a task and summarize what has been written. In the main part, you are given more space, but try not to delve into the theory, because your own thoughts, assessments and possible ways out of the situation are important in the essay.
3. Argue with the generally accepted point of view on the question posed. Argue your position, explain what exactly seems wrong to you in a common judgment. Try not to make an overly harsh position if your essay is related to social or racial or confessional problems, and also refrain from proposing extremely tough measures to eliminate them. Such an essay may be misinterpreted by the reader and perceived as an expression of youthful maximalism of the writer.
4. Give facts relating to the topic covered. Be sure to explain which sources allow you to agree with the theory or to refute it. Try not to use the phrase “we all know”, “as is commonly believed,” since they immediately reduce the quality of the information you provide.
5. Put yourself in the place of the main actors of the research subjects, whether they are real historical figures, heroes of the book, or politicians. Tell us what you would feel in their place, how you would act and what measures you would take. Write your own thoughts, think about how your own actions could make a difference.
6. Sum up the work. Try not to reason in the “good-bad” categories, since this indicates a one-sided consideration of the problem.