Satirical essays, writing plan

Satirical essays: writing plan

Satire is a great means of exploring and examining society's imperfections; whether it be in the ways we think, speak or interact with one another. Though often defined as humorous, the legacy of satire is in fact marked by the exposure of very serious societal problems and deficiencies-all under the gauze of 'humor and play'. Therefore if planned wisely, a satirical essay can actually be a very powerful piece of literature-one thats even contemplated over and reflected upon by a wide range of audiences.
When approaching a satirical writing assignment, often times people struggle with the task of selecting an appropriate topic.This may be for several reasons; one of which could be uncertainty as to exactly which topics would be suitable for this unique, and often neglected, genre of literature.

Step 1: Carefully select a topic

When selecting a topic for this genre its a good idea to not only choose one that you think would make good satire but also one that presents a powerful and meaningful message to the reader. Some things to definitely avoid are those topics that only really serve the purpose of offending people or providing a 'shocking effect' and thus perceived as distasteful or cliche. And even worse, sometimes interpreted as amateur writing that lacks direction.
In contrast to that, when you're writing means something to you, it will often show in the words you portray. Therefore one of the most relevant issues to consider when selecting a topic is choosing something that is meaningful. Along with that you should also consider...
  1. topics which allow you to convey a message worth stating
  2. topics that can be supported by facts and credible sources
  3. topics that will make sense to your reader; especially in terms of cultural interpretations
Providing facts that are reliable and accurate may be an area that is sometimes overlooked in satirical pieces. Reliable information is important in many writings, but especially when your audience may be a bit on defense due to any criticism or ridicule you present. Therefore fact-checking should play a big role in drafting your satire. Beware that unreliable sources can easily take away from the quality and credibility of your entire piece.
Secondly, cultural interpretations are very important for satirical essays as well. Its important to note that what may be perceived well in one one country may not be in another. Likewise, what is considered moral and respectable in one place may be considered dishonorable and unsophisticated in another.

Choosing something that is close to home

Often times satirist will chose a practice, custom, or tradition that they are connected to in some form or the other. Topics such as this will allow you to provide personal examples and experiences in your writing. Some readers are able to respond better to satire when the author includes himself in the equation as well. In this way self-reflection is undertaken in addition to that which takes place with the audience (in terms of awareness and realizations).
Also its important to tread very carefully when it comes to speaking about different ethnic groups; in some cases the line between racism and satire is a very thin one. This can be seen in the unfortunate result of writers who find it hard to write satire except that which offends people.
*When speaking about your own people or country, it may be okay to correct something that is considered a damaging or self-harming habit or tradition. The hope is that in this way your writing serves the purpose of benefitting the reader with care in a manner that will improve his/her life.

Step 2: Decide on the message that you want to convey

This step is similar to identifying a thesis statement or main objective in any other form of writing. Since you will be approaching your topic from a non-traditional angle (that is, not just stating what something is or making a statement and then supporting it with evidences) you'll need to carefully plan out what will work best for your subject matter.
In some cases great messages may be better presented in a persuasive essay for instance, as opposed to a satirical essay. Picking and choosing the right message is a delicate task. Usually issues that are common to a society and known for their harmful effects work well as things to warn against in your satirical message.
*So for instance some messages that you may want to convey are; the harms of smoking or the issue of obesity and a culture of overeating.

Step 3: Identify how you will present that message

So as you begin your drafting stage you'll want to consider how you will present your message to your audience. In many cases a satire can be written following the traditional essay structure with a clear introduction, body and conclusion (though there are other details that can use some clarification). Some sample questions that you may want to ask yourself before writing your satire;
  1. Will you speak in general terms about a particular habit or phenomena? Or will you pinpoint specific places or groups of people?
  2. Will you include dialogue?
  3. Will you present your ideas as a monologue, narrative, or parody?
The last question stated here includes the three types of satire. A monologue is when the writer will generally air his or her point of view in a 'freewriting' sort of way in which they attempt to convince the reader to agree with their position on an issue. The second type is a common one and simply uses characters in a story to convey the objective and purpose of the satire. And lastly, a parody is when a piece of literature is mocked to prove a point about what was presented in the more serious piece. Though note that the parody involves extensive planning and wit and may be the most difficult of the three to craft.

Examples of satires

Satire in some cases appears to be a dying literary genre. Many students are actually not accustomed to writing satire nor is it often requested by many instructors. Often times in the past it was used as a powerful tool to criticize certain problems in society without the intent of being very funny at all. But now considering this fading away of satire in some respects, it is actually a bit hard to find common, modern-day examples in literature (though they are present, but sometimes may require a more analytical eye).

Our TOP writers

TOP 10
Writer 107967
ID 107967

Master's in Project Management, PMP, Six Sigma

Rating 97.6%
(97.6%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (8) about writer 107967

1334 written pages

149 orders

133 a+ papers

My Master’s degree and comprehensive writing experience allow me to complete any order fast and hit the nail on the head every time.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 47072
ID 47072

MBA, PMP, ITIL

Rating 99.2%
(99.2%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (7) about writer 47072

11438 written pages

2860 orders

2488 a+ papers

I am experienced writer with an MBA, PMP, ITIL, that consistently delivers unique, quality papers. I take pride in my experience and quickness.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 129721
ID 129721

MS in Human Resource Management

Rating 98.8%
(98.8%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (9) about writer 129721

5507 written pages

551 orders

523 a+ papers

I hold a MS degree in Human Resource and my goal is to help students with flawless, unique papers, delivered on time.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 90763
ID 90763

RN, MSN, PCN, PHN

Rating 97.2%
(97.2%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (6) about writer 90763

3795 written pages

950 orders

884 a+ papers

As Registered Nurse (RN, PCN), I can quickly deal with any medical paper. My expertise and writing skills are perfect for this job.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 106387
ID 106387

MPA, MHA

Rating 99%
(99%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (8) about writer 106387

1701 written pages

213 orders

185 a+ papers

I have MPA, MHA degrees but, most importantly, experience and skills to provide unique, well-written papers on time.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 35119
ID 35119

DNP, BA, APN, PMHNP-BC

Rating 97.7%
(97.7%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (9) about writer 35119

38987 written pages

4332 orders

4159 a+ papers

I can write about multiple areas and countless topics, as I have a DNP and BA degrees. High-quality writing is my second name.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 99549
ID 99549

PhD in American History

Rating 98.2%
(98.2%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (8) about writer 99549

4444 written pages

890 orders

792 a+ papers

A PhD in American history comes handy. Unique papers, any topics, swift delivery — helping with academic writing is my passion.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 125292
ID 125292

MA, PsyD, LMFT

Rating 99.5%
(99.5%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (7) about writer 125292

1496 written pages

214 orders

203 a+ papers

Incredibly fast PsyD writer. Efficient paper writing for college. Hundreds of different tasks finished. Satisfaction guaranteed.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 85466
ID 85466

MEd, NCC, LPC, LMFT

Rating 97.6%
(97.6%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (9) about writer 85466

14854 written pages

1858 orders

1802 a+ papers

Top-ranked writer with tons of experience. Ready to take on any task, and make it unique, as well as objectively good. Always ready!

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 124685
ID 124685

MSW, LICSWA, DSW-C

Rating 98.8%
(98.8%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (8) about writer 124685

1939 written pages

324 orders

318 a+ papers

Experienced Social Work expert focused on good writing, total uniqueness, and customer satisfaction. My goal — to help YOU.

hire writer

Buy your papers from the best writing service

Have your tasks done by our professionals to get the best possible results.

total: $31.41
Confidentiality

NO Billing information is kept with us. You pay through secure and verified payment systems.

Quality

All papers we provide are of the highest quality with a well-researched material, proper format and citation style.

Communication

Our 24/7 Support team is available to assist you at any time. You also can communicate with your writer during the whole process.

Authorship

You are the single owner of the completed order. We DO NOT resell any papers written by our expert

Originality

All orders are done from scratch following your instructions. Also, papers are reviewed for plagiarism and grammar mistakes.

Samples

You can check the quality of our work by looking at various paper examples in the Samples section on our website.

Special price $31.41/page
Place an order
63,000
more than 63,000 times students trusted us to write their papers
9/10
9 out of 10 customers recommend us*
92%
92% of our customers have placed more than 7 orders
*data is based on 6,568 customers' feedback received from Jan 1, 2017 till Jan 1, 2018.
Special price $31.41/page
Place an order
Customer #4891

I completely forgot about the essay, and this service became my lifeline! Received my essay in time and it looked so good like as if I worked on it for weeks! You are the real pros, guys!

Customer #2211

I like your work and the whole process. It is rather simple and I get answers to my questions. I would prefer to avoid any deadline extension in the future. Thank to my writer for his work.

Estimated Deadline: Wednesday, Apr 14 1:05 AM in Your timezone
Total price: $31.41
Price starts from $31.41
Regular discounts and offers
Excellent results guaranteed
Professional 24/7 support

Free samples of our work

There are different types of essays: narrative, persuasive, compare\contrast, definition and many many others. They are written using a required citation style, where the most common are APA and MLA. We want to share some of the essays samples written on various topics using different citation styles.

services
Hey, you...Yes, you! Don’t you want to get your Discount?
binder1
binder2
Your discount will be
sent to the email!

I have read and agree to the Terms of Use, Money Back Guarantee, Privacy and Cookie Policy of BestCustomWriting.com

  • dmca_logo
  • safecharge
  • trustpilot

Use your opportunity to get a discount!

To get your special discount, write your email below

  • dmca_logo
  • safecharge
  • trustpilot

Best papers and best prices!

Want to get quality paper done on time cheaper?

  • dmca_logo
  • safecharge
  • trustpilot