Style. Constantly check what you are writing. After you have finished, reread what was written. Is your essay logically correct? Was it easy for you to manage and formulate thoughts? Are they valuable to readers? At this stage, it is very important not to overdo with frivolous tone, but do not sound like a boring philosopher either. Ideally, try to develop your own, unique style of presentation.
Correction. Once you have written all you wanted, read and check logical connection between paragraphs. Were you able to reveal main ideas? Are there any extra suggestions? Everything is presented in the same style? Is there enough arguments? Try to answer these questions honestly. It does not matter whether you write for yourself, for readers or for assessment – respect yourself no matter what.
Title. This is perhaps one of the most important parts of your essay. It is better to come up with title in the end of the work, after your essay is written. It is better, of course, if your headline will differ with originality and conciseness. After all, essay is a lambent genre.
Honest look at things. Write about things that you sincerely believe in – something you know well.
Innovation. Take familiar to you topic and try to look at it from a different perspective. Be yourself and write with your own thoughts.
Now you know how to write your own free topic essay. Finally, the last piece of advice. You want to write an essay but do not know how to start? Take your favorite aphorism (quotation, proverb, saying) and reflect on it, writing down your thoughts. Avoid trivial judgments and words, look for originality. With time, writing becomes much easier because the most important is to start.
To sum it up I would like to say that writing your own free topic essay may be tricky. However, by implementing these tips, you will be able to significantly increase your writing technique.
First part of the post is available here.