Things To Consider While Writing An Informative Essay On Steve Jobs

Okay, so the whole world and his dog has heard of Steve Jobs. The problem with that is that everyone feels that they know him. On top of that pretty much every aspect of his life (and death) that is in the public domain has already been covered a million times over. An informative essay is fact based and the first thing that you need to consider is:

How can I make my essay interesting?

Because you are unlikely to come up with any new revelations, or fresh revelations then the answer to that is going to lie within your writing style. You are going to need to present well-documented content in a fresh and appealing way. Just because the essay is informative doesn’t mean that it can’t be funny or indeed humorous. My advice to you would be to stick to the facts but present them as uniquely as possible.

The next thing you need to decide is:

What am I going to write about?

As I have already touched upon, every single thing that Jobs ever did has been documented time and time again. So, you are probably going to have to resign yourself to the fact that you are going to be walking a well-trodden path and just suck it up. This is not a bad thing, in fact it can be comforting to know that you are not being asked to explore uncharted territory. Topics to consider include:

  • His early life and motivations
  • His career at Apple
  • His personality and working relationships
  • His private life
  • His legacy

I would suggest choosing just one of these rather than trying to do a general overview.

How do I avoid plagiarism?

Precisely for the reasons above, there is an even greater risk of plagiarism allegations. You are therefore, going to need to be squeaky clean and keep impeccable records of your sources. Make sure you fully document the sources used and that you give them proper credit in your final paper. I would also advise you to learn the facts, mull them over in your head for a little while and then start writing. Do not be tempted to start writing while you are looking at information on computer screen or with open text books. The words that make up your essay need to be yours and yours alone. Your voice needs to be come through loud and clear. Finally, don’t forget to edit your essay after finishing it, of give it to online professionals who will polish your work to make it look great.


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