Make sure your thesis is golden! That is what (and you should also mention how in your thesis) you're trying to prove, so make sure you make a strong, specific statement there. Don't say something like "Cyber crimes are horrible." Go into detail. If you're going to say they're bad talk about how they harm people in your thesis and mention specific examples of them harming people (and mention how you're going to prove it)! Make sure your thesis is only one sentence or the chance of the grader not understanding your argument will increase geometrically.
For the into paragraph a) start off with a general statement b) make a narrowed down statement (a little more specific than the general but not as specific as the thesis) c) make a thesis.
Don't forget to make a topic sentence and concluding sentence for each paragraph. I'd recommend an intro, 2 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. You could do 3 bodies but I say 2 because quality beats quantity. If I were to grade an essay I'd rather say 2 strong examples than 3 mediocre examples.
Be sure you cite specific evidence in your paragraph, use transition, make it flow, and make sure it makes sense. Never use I, you, or any other informal language in your essay. This isn't a conversation with your friend.
And remember to never leave details your know out of your essay and be analytic. Explain how those details are relevant. Remember claim, evidence, analysis! Your analysis should be the longest part of those 3...
As for conclusions be sure you a) restate your thesis in different words b) summarize the main points of your essay c) end with a clincher.
Above all, ask for help if you need it.
What I must comment on though, is your willingness to cheat. Cheating is never OK. You shouldn't get the same grade as your classmates if you aren't going to do the work but they are. If anything you should speak to your instructor for ideas. Cheating is very serious and can lead to alot of problems.
Good luck on your essay. You can do it. Don't give up before you start.
· 4 years ago