Step-by-step guide to writing an essay. WikiHow’s How to Write an Essay is practical guide to every step of the writing process for developing and writing a strong essay. There is a separate step-by-step process given specifically for persuasive essays, expository essays, and narrative essays (scroll down on the page to see them). These step-by-step guides ask good questions to the reader and gives great advice on what to do to make a good essay. This site is great for students new to writing academic essays or to students who have written many essays but want to strengthen their skills of the essay process and development of strong content and research.