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What Analytical Essay Writing?

Analytical essay writers use this kind of essays to analyse, examine and interpret such things as an event, book, poem, play or other work of art. 

What are its most important qualities?

Your analytical essay should have an:

  • Introduction and presentation of argument 

The introductory paragraph is used to tell the reader what text or texts you will be discussing. Every literary work raises at least one major issue. In your introduction, you will also define the idea or issue of the text that you wish to examine in your analysis. This is sometimes called the thesis or research question. It is important that you narrow the focus of your essay.

  • Analysis of the text (the longest part of the essay) 

The issue you have chosen to analyse is connected to your argument. After stating the problem, present your argument. When you start analysing the text, pay attention to the stylistic devices (the “hows” of the text) the author uses to convey some specific meaning. You must decide if the author accomplishes his goal of conveying his ideas to the reader. Do not forget to support your assumptions with examples and reasonable judgment.

  • Personal response

Your personal response will show a deeper understanding of the text and by forming a personal meaning about the text you will get more out of it. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you only have to have a positive response to a text. If a writer is trying to convince you of something but fails to do so, in your opinion, your critical personal response can be very enlightening. The key word here is critical. Base any objections on the text and use evidence from the text. A personal response should be in evidence throughout the essay, not tacked on at the end. 

  • Conclusion (related to the analysis and the argument)

Your conclusion should explain the relation between the analysed text and the presented argument.

Structure or Format for an Analytical Essay:

Introduction

Body

Conclusion

(Usually there are no headings)

Use your concept map or plan

Professional analytical essay writers often use a concept plan or concept map to create an outline for the entire essay. The concept map will have detailed background, argument structure and possible conclusion. As you write, you may well get new ideas or think about ideas in slightly different ways. This is fine but check back to your map or plan to evaluate whether that idea fits well into the plan or the paragraph that you are writing at the time.

Consider: In which paragraph does it best fit? How does it link to the ideas you have already discussed?

Paragraph planning

For every paragraph, think about the main idea that you want to communicate in that paragraph and write a clear topic sentence which tells the reader what you are going to talk about. The main idea is more than a piece of content that you found while you were researching, it is often a point that you want to make about the information that you are discussing.

Consider how you are going to discuss that idea (what is the paragraph plan). For example, are you: listing a number of ideas, comparing and contrasting the views of different authors, describing problems and solutions, or describing causes and effects?

Use linking words throughout the paragraph. For example:

  • List paragraphs should include words like: similarly, additionally, next, another example, as well, furthermore, another, firstly, secondly, thirdly, finally, and so on.
  • Cause and effect paragraphs should include words like: consequently, as a result, therefore, outcomes included, results indicated, and so on.
  • Compare and contrast paragraphs should include words like: on the other hand, by contrast, similarly, in a similar way, conversely, alternatively, and so on.
  • Problem solution paragraphs should include words like: outcomes included, identified problems included, other concerns were overcome by, and so on.

Note: Some paragraphs can include two plans, for example, a list of problems and solutions. While this is fine, it is often clearer to include one plan per paragraph.

Linking paragraphs:

Look at your plan or map and decide on the key concepts that link the different sections of your work. Is there an idea that keeps recurring in different sections? This could be a theme that you can use to link ideas between paragraphs.

Try using linking words (outlined above) to signal to your reader whether you are talking about similar ideas, whether you are comparing and contrasting, and so on.

The direction that your thinking is taking in the essay should be very clear to your reader. Linking words will help you to make this direction obvious.

Different parts of the essay:

While different types of essays have different requirements for different parts of the essay, it is probably worth thinking about some general principles for writing introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions.

Always check the type of assignment that you are being asked to produce and consider what would be the most appropriate way to structure that type of writing. 

Remember that in most (not all) writing tasks, especially short tasks (1,000 to 2,000 words), you will not write headings such as introduction and conclusion. Never use the heading ‘body’.

Writing an introduction:

Introductions need to provide general information about the topic. Typically, they include:

  • Background, context or a general orientation to the topic so that the reader has a general understanding of the area you are discussing.
  • An outline of issues that will and will not be discussed in the essay (this does not have to be a detailed list of the ideas that you will discuss). An outline should be a general overview of the areas that you will explore.
  • A thesis or main idea which is your response to the question.

Here is an example of an introduction:

It is often a good idea to use some of the words from the question in the introduction to indicate that you are on track with the topic. Do not simply recount the question word for word. 

Writing the body:

  • Each paragraph should make a point which should be linked to your outline and thesis statement.
  • The most important consideration in the body paragraphs is the argument that you want to develop in response to the topic. This argument is developed by making and linking points in and between paragraphs.

Try structuring paragraphs like this:

  • Topic sentence: open the paragraph by making a point 
  • Supporting sentences: support the point with references and research
  • Conclusive sentence: close the paragraph by linking back to the point you made to open the paragraph and linking this to your thesis statement.

Here is an example of a body paragraph from the essay about education and globalisation:

As you write the body, make sure that you have strong links between the main ideas in each of the paragraphs.

Writing the conclusion:

This is usually structured as follows:

  • Describe in general terms the most important points made or the most important linkage of ideas
  • Do not include new information, therefore it does not usually contain references
  • End with a comment, a resolution, or a suggestion for issues that may be addressed in future research on the topic.

Here is an example conclusion from the essay on education:

Tips for analytical essay writing:

  • Be well organized. Plan what you want to write before you start. It is a good idea to know exactly what your conclusion is going to be before you start to write. When you know where you are going, you tend to get there in a well-organized way with a logical progression.
  • Analytical essays normally use the present tense. When talking about a text, write about it in the present tense. 
  • Be “objective”: avoid using the first person too much. For example, instead of saying “I think Louisa is imaginative because…”, try: “It appears that Louisa has a vivid imagination, because…”. 
  • Do not use slang or colloquial language (the language of informal speech). 
  • Do not use contractions. 
  • Avoid using “etc.” This is an expression that is generally used by writers who have nothing more to say. 
  • Create an original title; do not use the title of the text. 
  • The analysis does not mean retelling the story. Many students fall into the trap of telling the reader what is happening in the text instead of analysing it. The analysis aims to explain how the writer makes us see what he or she wants us to see, the effect of the writing techniques, the text’s themes and your personal response to these.

These are just a few suggestions and a larger comprehensive article on guide to writing an analytical essay is covered here. You can, of course, come up with many good transitions of your own. In case, you do not have the time, choose our premium analytical essay writing service for your peace of mind. Our expert analytical essay writers are well versed in the writing style and tonality needed to ace your essay paper in college.

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