What Is An Essay And How Is It Written?

Essay are written for several reason. These reasons include:

  • As a school assignment.
  • Application for scholarship, job or college

As you write your essay there several things that you should put in mind if you want to write the best essay. One of the factors that you should consider is the purpose of your essay. Why are you writing the essay? If the essay is about college application you need to put this in mind as you think of ideas to write the best essay. Never diverge and write irrelevant things. That is why a part from knowing the purpose of your essay, it has to be relevant to the question asked.

The other factor is your grammar. This is important because if your grammar is poor, it will be hard for your essay to be understood.  You need to employ the art of using the perfect tense.  Tense is the backbone of all writings and many students fail here. They might have the best ideas or points, but their tense will undo all these.

The perfect tense to use in your essay writing include the present perfect, the past perfect, and the future perfect tense. The present perfect tense is to form the present perfect tense; using the auxiliary verb has or have with the past participial. Use the present perfect tense to show an action:-

  1. That was completed at an indefinite time in the past
  2. That began in the past and continues into the present.

For example:

  • He has left without his books. (Action completed at indefinite time)
  • We have worked here for ten years. (Action continuing into the present)

The past perfect tense is to form the past perfect tense by using the auxiliary verb had with the past participle. Use the past perfect tense in your essay to show an action in the past that came before another action in the past.

For example:

had already finished when you called. (Action preceding another past action)

The future perfect tense is to form the future perfect tense by using the auxiliary verbs will have or shall have with the past participle. Use the future perfect tense to show an action in the future that will occur before another future action or time.

The above tense suggestion will help you write a grammar free essay that has uses the correct tenses. All you need to do is to adhere to each of the category.