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A Quick Tutorial On How To Write 300 Word Essays


Three hundred word essays can be some of the most difficult papers to write because of the tight length constraint. These essays are often about a very specific topic and require a lot of thought. This essay is just over 600 words, so for reference, your essay would be half of this. Not very much space at all! Here is a basic tutorial on how to write a 300 word essay.

  1. If your topic is not given to you, brain storm and come up with something. A topic for a 300 word essay should be a very specific point that has a clear cut answer to your question. You really do not have space to use colorful language or go on tangents on things that are not necessary to proving your point. If you have your topic provided, write out your 3 or so main points and the “proof” for them so you can organize it into an outline. As annoying as making an outline can be it is really useful to keeping your essay concise.

  2. If time allows it is helpful to make a basic outline, or for new writers, try the detailed outline in section 4. A basic outline might look something like this for a 300 word essay.

    • Topic sentence
      • Supporting info A
        1. Back up support A
        2. Back up support A
      • Supporting info B
        1. Back up support B
        2. Back up support B
      • Supporting info C
        1. Back up support C
        2. Back up support C
    • Closing sentence

  3. Check your flow in your outline. Do the supporting ideas make sense in the order that they are in? Does the supporting information flow and make sense? If you think it needs to flow better, now is the time to fix it.

  4. Decide on your format. Your essay can be a traditional 3 paragraph essay or it could be 1 block of text. I generally suggest that you stick to the 3 paragraph essay format because it is nicely organized and easy to read, but since a 300 word essay is so short you actually can do it in one paragraph. If you aren’t sure what a 3 paragraph essay is I will outline it below. You can follow this more detailed outline if you like.

    • Opening Paragraph
      • Attention getter (An interesting idea that will draw the reader in)
      • Supporting sentence (connects attention getter to thesis/topic sentence)
      • Thesis (outlines what your essay is about and mentions your main points)
    • Body Paragraph
      • Topic sentence – outlines what the paragraph is about, more narrow than thesis. It serves as the transition from the opening paragraph to the body or “meat” of the essay.
      • Supporting info A
        1. Back up support A
        2. Back up support A
      • Supporting info B
        1. Back up support B
        2. Back up support B
      • Supporting info C
        1. Back up support C
        2. Back up support C
    • Closing Paragraph
      • Closing sentence, rewords your thesis sentence in a creative way to summarize your essay
      • Transition sentence between closing and final thoughts
      • Final thoughts on the subject. Do not add new information.

  5. Follow your outline. Fill in the details with the information you have and put your thoughts into sentences. A 300 word essay is usually 15-20 sentences, though it could be more or less than that depending on how wordy your sentences are.

It is not difficult to write 300 word essay as long as you keep it short and simple, keep on topic, and sound confident. These essays can be easy with practice and will serve as an important skill to have throughout your educational career as many teachers and professors will use them.

360 words essay on A Railway Journey (free to read). Traveling is a great and inspiring experience. It is at once instructive and interesting. If we travel second class, a railway journey gives us a true picture of India for the majority of its people travel second class.

I had a great desire to go to Shimla. Imagine my joy when I received a letter from my cousin to visit him during the summer vacation! My father gladly allowed me to go.

It was the sticky month of July. The day at last arrived. Our school was closed for two months. I reached home, packed up my articles and left for the railway station. I reached the station fifteen minutes before the arrival of the train. There was a great rush at the platform. I had no worries, since I already had reserved a seat. I engaged a coolie and made my way to the train. There was a great hustle and bustle. The passengers sat eagerly waiting for the train. After ten minutes, the train steamed in. It was fully packed. Luckily my seat was near a window. After five minutes the guard whistled and waved his green flag. The train steamed out and soon it gathered speed. Our compartment was packed to its capacity. Some passengers were smoking while others were chatting or reading newspapers. Then the ticket checker entered and checked our tickets. A young man was found traveling without ticket. He had to pay the fare and the penalty. I looked out of the window.

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There were green fields on either side. Cattle were grazing. The trees seemed to be running away. At last the train reached Kalka. I took my lunch and changed the train for Shimla, which looked like a toy. It was an interesting sight to see the engine climbing the hill like a serpent. As the train went higher, I saw tall trees of pine. Houses on hills looked very tiny. The train went on a zig-zag path. It passed through many tunnels. The cold increased as the train went higher and higher. After five hours pleasant journey, I reached Shimla. My cousin was waiting at the station and received me cheerfully.

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