How to Write an Essay on Safety

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When writing an essay on safety, there are many different areas you can focus on, including safety in the workplace, safety in the home, road and driving safety, and even safe sexual practices. Once you choose your essay topic, following these steps will help you complete an essay with a clear message about safety.

1 Do your research

Do your research. Locate sources to draw information from. The research-gathering process will help you learn a bit about the area of safety you are going to be writing about. Make sure you gather resources that are credible and will be accepted by your teacher. It is often useful to gather resources from a variety of areas such as books, online periodicals and websites, and written articles.

2 Prepare an essay outline

Prepare an essay outline to help you focus your ideas. Preparing an outline will help you think about the scope of your essay and help you figure out what areas of safety are most useful to your subject. In your outline you should write down a list of topics you want to include in your essay.

3 Write your thesis statement

Write your thesis statement. Before you delve into the body of your essay, you need to come up with a thesis statement that tells what you are trying to prove with your work. The thesis should be a statement that you are trying to prove in the body of your essay. You know you have a solid thesis when you can easily answer when someone asks you what your essay is about.

4 Write the body of the essay

Write the body of the essay. The body of the essay should be divided up into paragraphs that each explore a different point. In each paragraph you should have sub-points, and elaborate on them. Each of your points, or paragraphs, should be explained thoroughly in relation to your thesis statement.

5 Complete the introduction of your essay

Complete the introduction of your essay. The introduction should give a teaser about what points you used in your essay and should contain your thesis statement. It is helpful to write the introduction of your essay after you write the body because you will have a better understanding about what you just wrote about.

6 Write the conclusion of the essay

Write the conclusion of the essay. When you are finished with the essay, you can create a concluding paragraph where you reaffirm your points and discuss how they relate to your thesis and introduction.

Elyse James began writing professionally in 2006 after deciding to pursue a career in journalism. She has written for "The Algonquin Times" as a general assignment reporter and published blogs and articles on Webcitybeat. James holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Ottawa.