How To Write An Essay for College Composition: Step by StepSo you have to write an essay for your required college composition class, and you don’tknow where to start. Or, maybe you know where to start but you don’t know how to executeyour ideas. That’s totally normal. Writing is challenging work, even for people who have beenwriting for years.Renowned author Neil Gaiman says: “This is how you do it: You sit down at thekeyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” Thething about writing is that its difficulty level is deceptive. It seems like it would be easy; all youhave to do is sit down and write words, but then you sit down to write and realize it’s not soeasy. For many people, that’s the moment when they quit. But not you. You’re reading thisarticle, so you probably don’t want to quit. And if you’re reading this article, you’re likelyenrolled in a college composition class, so you can’t quit.It’s tempting to believe that either you’re good at writing or you’re not, and if you’re notnaturally good at writing then you have an excuse to write poor essays, or quit. The truth is,you will write some poor essays at first. Writing is a skill and it takes effort, but the good newsis youcanand youwillbecome better the more that you practice. So the only excuse is nottrying. Writing essays for college composition is a fantastic opportunity to try. Your teacherswon’t [or shouldn’t] expect you to be perfect. But, they will expect to see that you’ve tried. Howcan you get started?First, you have to have something to write about.1. BrainstormingBrainstorming is the process of generating ideas. Your teacher may have assigned you atopic, in which case, you can brainstorm what you want to write about that topic. If your teacheris anything like me, though, she wants you to pick a topic you care about. I believe that purposefuels motivation, and if you’re writing about something for which you have passion, then thewriting process will feel much less like drudgery.