Writing an essay is something which every student must do no matter how hard it may be, however writing essays does not particularly have to be difficult. The following are steps which can help you out when you are writing an essay.
The topic on which you decide to write should be interesting. You should not only select a topic which is interesting, it should be on which you can collect a lot of information which can then aid you in writing your essay. When writing, try using easy and simple language. Your teacher is looking for content, not sophisticated and difficult language.
Your essay should be rich in content and the content should be relevant to your topic. Writing information which is not according to what is required of you will be a waste of your time and energy. Always stick to what is required of you. This will increase your chances of getting a good grade.
Before you begin writing your essay, prepare an outline. Make a list of what information will be written in what paragraph of the essay. Doing this will help you when you are actually writing the final draft of the essay. You could also write a rough draft of your essay which will help you in making any corrections which may be required before actually writing the final piece.
Do not at any expense plagiarize! Plagiarism is an extremely serious offense which could land you up in a lot of trouble. In order to avoid this, make sure that whatever information you are using, you cite the source you have made use of. This always helps and also adds to your research.
Last but not least, make sure that you proof read everything which you have written. No matter how careful you feel you might have been, re-reading will always help as it brings out errors which you might have missed when writing your essay.
The true story of an individual's struggle for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman. This autobiographical account chronicles the remarkable odyssey of Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) whose dauntless spirit and faith carried her from a life of servitude and degradation in North Carolina to liberty and reunion with her children in the North.
Written and published in 1861 after Jacobs' harrowing escape from a vile and predatory master, the memoir delivers a powerful and unflinching portrayal of the abuses and hypocrisy of the master-slave relationship. Jacobs writes frankly of the horrors she suffered as a slave, her eventual escape after several unsuccessful attempts, and her seven years in self-imposed exile, hiding in a coffin-like "garret" attached to her grandmother's porch.
A rare firsthand account of a courageous woman's determination and endurance, this inspirational story also represents a valuable historical record of the continuing battle for freedom and the preservation of family.
- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl