How to Write a Spanish Essay
29 SEP 2017
Latin American authors such as Octavio Paz and Carlos Fuentes are well-known for their essays in Spanish. Read their essays to strengthen your own essay writing abilities. The components of a basic essay in Spanish is the same as English: an introduction, three body paragraphs and a conclusion. Write essays in Spanish to improve your Spanish language skills.
1 Write your essay
2 Organize your thoughts
Organize your thoughts for the essay in an outline form. Choose an essay style if you have that option. A personal essay is easiest to write because it generally doesn't require any research.
3 Write a first draft
Write a first draft of your essay. Be sure to have all the five paragraph components of a basic essay. Create a clear thesis statement for the last sentence of your introductory paragraph.
4 Print off the draft
Print off the draft and read it out loud. The Spanish language by nature is more flowery and indirect than English. Sentences are generally longer; turn to a Spanish-English dictionary for better word choices.
5 Correct any spelling problems
Correct any spelling problems. Pay special attention to words with accents.
6 Check with a Spanish grammar book
Check with a Spanish grammar book to resolve any sentence structure issues. The subjunctive form is generally the most difficult grammatical element for Spanish language learners.
7 Write your final draft
Write your final draft. Have someone else proofread the work; a native Spanish speaker is ideal.