When it comes to the Business side of your studies, it is important to know the proper format of writing a good quality business essay, no matter the subject, finance, marketing, business communication, management and etc. It is important to discuss things that are actually relevant to your choice of topic and come with many backed up pieces of evidence, lots of sources and examples. If you don’t have much experience in writing these kinds of assignments, you also have an option to order it online from a custom writing service. What usually students do when they have a lack of time. Then, of course, the other aspect that needs to always be included is the professionalism of the essay, strong language, format of the essay and the way it is presented. Now, first, it is better off starting the pre-essay writing stages which include:
1. Understanding and Analyzing the Question
Before writing any piece, it is important to understand exactly what you are writing about and what exactly you will discuss throughout your essay. In order to find that out, you must really look at the way the question is worded. For instance, if it says “discuss” then our job is to talk about all the main arguments of the topic providing good evidence, examples and objective mindset. In the case that you were to have to come up with an individual topic, then the best thing to do would be to pick a topic that you’re already familiar with as well as interested and formulate the question in as much detail as possible in order to keep the essay around one main idea of the topic.
The most common mistake made by students is lack of research when writing an essay. They tend to begin writing their essays and researching during the process, which can completely take you off track and sometimes give a certain tone of uncertainty in the piece. The number one thing to do before writing the essay is to get all the research needed to get a clear mental outline of what the essay will be about. Another big part that needs to be thought out is that the sources need to be primary and academic because it plays a major role in the professionalism of the essay. The easiest and fastest way is to go through all the necessary sources and hot down some notes/ideas and form them into an outline so you don’t get lost while writing and go all over the place (Always cite every source used).
Outlining is just more of an organizational skill that can help paint a mental picture of what your essay will look like. You write down all the main points and/or arguments in a logical order.
Those are the three main steps of prewriting and then come to the real work, which is beginning your essay with a rough draft, based on the outline you have written.
State your essay question, explain why it is important (why should the audience care?) and how you will discuss the topic. Make sure to help the research have a clear understanding of what they will be reading and what you are trying to conclude or point out in your piece. Also, when it comes to more academic terminology it is best to include definitions in case the reader isn’t as familiar with the topic or terminology as you are. If the research doesn’t understand what you are talking about, they will begin to lose interest and go try to find something similar but simpler.
If the essay is based on a study, it is important to give a certain overall background on the research in case the reader has never heard of it.
Based on all the collected research, you should begin writing the content of your paper, which is discussing the topic at hand with the application of the main primary sources you’ve found. It is important to refer to those sources and explain each viewpoint in order to make some arguments about the topic so it isn’t so bias and one-sided. You should discuss all the pros and cons, similarities and differences, problems, as well as including your own stand in the issue. It must all be written in a logical sequence so that the paragraphs are well connected and make the essay flow nicely when being read. If directly quoting sources, you must put quotation marks (“”) around the sentence/phrase and if paraphrased, then you must cite the source at the end of your sentence/s. An easy rule to remember if you don’t know how many sources is enough is 10 sources per 1000 words.
When reaching the conclusion you must slowly integrate all the information mentioned before and finalizing it. Stating all the main points discussed in a few sentences to simply remind the reader generally what they read. Then you must make clear what your opinion is on the topic and state the answer to the beginning question the best way possible. It is also the best place to write recommended solutions if it were a topic with a standing issue.
Once you finish your entire essay, you must add a blank page and write down the list of all sources you used throughout the entire researching and writing process in order to give some evidence of all the information you discussed and also give credit to other authors for their work.
The appendices are the page for “add on’s” such as charts, graphs, extra information and texts, pictures and etc. Anything that was too big to put right in the middle of the content of the essay, because it would negatively affect how the essay flows while being read.
Finalizing Your Essay
Once your first draft is fully done, it is time to proofread and edit the entire thing, in order to make sure all points are clear and well explained, as well as good grammar and properly cited sources. It could also be helpful to ask yourself some basic chronological questions, for example:
- Did I fully and clearly answer my question?
- Is the essay written in a logical sequence?
- Is all the information reliable and related to the topic?
- Have you supported all the main points throughout the paper using good evidence and clear examples?
- Did you cite all your work?
- Is the language of the essay formal and well used?
- Is the grammar clear and accurate?
Make sure to read thoroughly, correct all mistakes and add/remove whatever sounds good/bad in the context. Once you feel that your essay is well-written and clear for anyone to read and understand, you have your final!