The meanings of philosophy are attitude, viewpoint, values, or way of thinking. It is what aimed in a philosophy essay i.e. it encompasses the attitudes, values or way of thinking of the students about a topic, idea or theme assigned to them. That is why the first step in writing philosophy essays is to thoroughly read the assignment. Next is to carefully think about what has been read. What does the reading tells you as an individual? Do you come along and agree with the philosophy or disagree with it? A well written philosophy essay should be well structured and well organized around the line of reasoning, case or claim relevant to the reading. One key point while writing a philosophy essay is to be concise. Also, state your opinions about your feelings and what is being read or discussed in the class in an organized and structured form.