Easy Essays

A Collection of Peter Maurin's Easy Essays


No Recourse



Politics Is Politics



Classes And Clashes



Teachers Of Subjects



The Age Of Treason



Church And State



Getting Stuck



A Modern Pest



Shouting With Rotarians



Christianity Untried



The Duty of Hospitality



Feeding the Poor at a Sacrifice



A Radical Change



Thirteenth-Century France



Guild System - 1200 A.D.



Roman Law - 1300 A.D.



Middle-Man - 1400 A.D.



Calvinism - 1530 A.D.



Banker - 1600 A.D.



Manufacturer - 1700 A.D.



Economist - 1800 A.D.



World War - 1914



World Depression - 1929



God And Mammon



Usurers Are Not Gentlemen



Wealth-Producing Maniacs



Mortgaged



The Fallacy Of Saving



Avoiding Inflation



The Wisdom Of Giving



Share Your Wealth



Why Not Be A Beggar?



Municipal Lodgings



Bishop-Shy



Passing The Buck



Hospices



Houses Of Hospitality



Servants Of The Poor



Scholars And Workers



Social Workers and Workers



Rich And Poor



Not Communists



Taking Over



What Is Communism?



I Agree



To Be A Marxist



Karl Marx Soon Realized



The Communist Manifesto



Five Definitions



They And We



Communitarian Movement



The C.P. And C.M.



What Labor Needs



Three Ways To Make A Living



Capital And Labor



Selling their Labor



What Makes Man Human



Better Or Better Off



Big Shots And Little Shots



Christianity, Capitalism, Communism



Looking At Property



What Saint Francis Desired



On The Level



Industrialization



Mechanized Labor



No Pleasure In Work



Industrialism And Art



From A Chinese



Regard For The Soil



Up To Catholics



What The Unemployed Need



Professors Of A Farming Commune



Laborers Of A Farming Commune



What The Communists Say They Believe



What The Fascists Say They Believe



What The Socialists Say They Believe



What The Democrats Say They Believe



What the Catholic Worker Believes



Right Or Wrong



Protecting France



Protecting England



Civilizing Ethiopia



Moral Disarmament


As a college student, I majored in journalism. That means I have a lot of experience in all types of writing. In order to major in a communications-related field, students must take a rigorous schedule of English courses, which means a whole lot of essay writing.

I quickly adapted a method of essay writing, which I believe simplifies and streamlines the process.

What’s the trick? Instead of sitting down and writing an essay, from start to finish, as many students do, it’s much easy (and way less time consuming) to do all of your research beforehand, placing each item into a basic outline.

From there, the outline contains all of the information you need to create your essay and, the essay essentially writes itself.

The only work left will be filler writing to explain your thought processes.

Here’s how you can format your essay outline (Note: the example below has three paragraphs, but additional paragraphs can be added as necessary.):

I. Introduction paragraph:

a. What you’d like to discuss within your introduction paragraph

b. Quotes or references, if any

II. Thesis statement: What’s the main point of your essay? Decide what you want to convey in your essay and put it into words. Your entire essay will revolve around this point, so make sure you’re clear and concise in your phrasing. (This is usually placed near the end of your introduction paragraph.)

III. First paragraph topic that supports your thesis

a. List supporting quotes/references: Find quotes from reputable sources that support what you’ve stated within your thesis and that relate to your first paragraph topic.

IV. Second paragraph topic that supports your thesis

a. List supporting quotes/references: Find quotes from reputable sources that support what you’ve stated within your thesis and that relate to your second paragraph topic.

V. Third paragraph topic that supports your thesis

a. List supporting quotes/references: Find quotes from reputable sources that support what you’ve stated within your thesis and that relate to your third paragraph topic.

VI. Conclusion paragraph: Note what you’d like to say within your conclusion paragraph. Your conclusion paragraph should detail how you are going to unite the topics from your aforementioned topics and weave them together into one solid point. Students commonly mistake a conclusion paragraph as a summary paragraph when, in fact, it’s really an opportunity to drive home your argument. Your conclusion should round out your essay and unite your paragraphs together, solidifying your thesis.

a. Additional quotes or references, if any

VII. List all citations: As you find each quote or reference to include within your essay, make sure to cite each reference, so you won’t have to scramble at the end to go back to your sources to see where you found each quotation. List each citation on your outline so it’s already finished before you even complete your essay. That way, it’s one less thing to worry about.

By following this outline format, the work of your essay is already clearly mapped out ahead of time. You already know what you want to say and how you’re going to say it and you have all of the support to back up each theory.

This method takes the stress out of essay writing because it eliminates guesswork; struggling for the right idea or argument and helps you ensure your thesis is strong. If you’re not able to easily fill out the outline, your thesis isn’t strong or clear enough and your essay topic will likely not be a winner as a result.

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