300 Letter Essays

A Quick Tutorial On How To Write 300 Word Essays


Three hundred word essays can be some of the most difficult papers to write because of the tight length constraint. These essays are often about a very specific topic and require a lot of thought. This essay is just over 600 words, so for reference, your essay would be half of this. Not very much space at all! Here is a basic tutorial on how to write a 300 word essay.

  1. If your topic is not given to you, brain storm and come up with something. A topic for a 300 word essay should be a very specific point that has a clear cut answer to your question. You really do not have space to use colorful language or go on tangents on things that are not necessary to proving your point. If you have your topic provided, write out your 3 or so main points and the “proof” for them so you can organize it into an outline. As annoying as making an outline can be it is really useful to keeping your essay concise.

  2. If time allows it is helpful to make a basic outline, or for new writers, try the detailed outline in section 4. A basic outline might look something like this for a 300 word essay.

    • Topic sentence
      • Supporting info A
        1. Back up support A
        2. Back up support A
      • Supporting info B
        1. Back up support B
        2. Back up support B
      • Supporting info C
        1. Back up support C
        2. Back up support C
    • Closing sentence

  3. Check your flow in your outline. Do the supporting ideas make sense in the order that they are in? Does the supporting information flow and make sense? If you think it needs to flow better, now is the time to fix it.

  4. Decide on your format. Your essay can be a traditional 3 paragraph essay or it could be 1 block of text. I generally suggest that you stick to the 3 paragraph essay format because it is nicely organized and easy to read, but since a 300 word essay is so short you actually can do it in one paragraph. If you aren’t sure what a 3 paragraph essay is I will outline it below. You can follow this more detailed outline if you like.

    • Opening Paragraph
      • Attention getter (An interesting idea that will draw the reader in)
      • Supporting sentence (connects attention getter to thesis/topic sentence)
      • Thesis (outlines what your essay is about and mentions your main points)
    • Body Paragraph
      • Topic sentence – outlines what the paragraph is about, more narrow than thesis. It serves as the transition from the opening paragraph to the body or “meat” of the essay.
      • Supporting info A
        1. Back up support A
        2. Back up support A
      • Supporting info B
        1. Back up support B
        2. Back up support B
      • Supporting info C
        1. Back up support C
        2. Back up support C
    • Closing Paragraph
      • Closing sentence, rewords your thesis sentence in a creative way to summarize your essay
      • Transition sentence between closing and final thoughts
      • Final thoughts on the subject. Do not add new information.

  5. Follow your outline. Fill in the details with the information you have and put your thoughts into sentences. A 300 word essay is usually 15-20 sentences, though it could be more or less than that depending on how wordy your sentences are.

It is not difficult to write 300 word essay as long as you keep it short and simple, keep on topic, and sound confident. These essays can be easy with practice and will serve as an important skill to have throughout your educational career as many teachers and professors will use them.

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