How to write a 250-word essay
Some time ago, we wrote an article on how to write a 500-word essay. Truly speaking, most students who implemented our advice in their assignments, received good grades. That's why we decided to point out some useful tips on writing a 250-word essay. Let us prove that even the shortest essay may be a piece of perfection.
Write it short, but clear
You know that your essay should contain no more than 250 words, so it is obligatory to mention all the important points first. You always can add information if you have gaps in your essay. (There is 99% probability that you won't have them ;) Moreover, you should use well-known words to not to be too complicated. Remember that complicated words need to be clarified, definitions need to be determined, which is bad for your word limit.
Answer the main question only
It means that you ought to limit your argumentation by concentrating on the main question mentioned in the title. Surely, it also includes that you should avoid rambling around your subject. The less you write about, the more chances you will meet the criteria of the 250-word essay. While writing an essay, focus on the relevant examples answering your question.
Create an outline of the essay
You might be shocked, but a 250-word essay also has its own structure. Your essay should consist of an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. All the above-mentioned parts are necessary, so we advise you to create an outline before you start writing your essay.
The introduction of the essay should be presented in one or two sentences, which contain no more than 25 words. In a basic 250-word essay, there is always little scope you have to expand. That's why you should choose the only one point of view as a thesis statement you want to talk about in your essay.
The body of the essay is divided into two or three paragraphs with the total number of words no more than 200. To make it well-organized, it's better to write one paragraph per each argument. Generally, you're obliged to write at least one example to support your opinion.
The conclusion should represent your thesis statement in other words. However, it's also needed to summarize your arguments in the last 25 words to show the reader that you agree or disagree with your thesis.
Spend more time to make corrections
Despite the fact that it's the shortest essay you may write, it requires you to spend a lot of time to make relevant corrections in the form of cutting. A 250-word essay is recognized as one of the hardest types of essays to edit. So be ready to spend about 3 hours writing it and 2 hours correcting it.
However, it takes so little time to proofread, isn't it great? :)