Incorrect use of prepositions?
In this essay, I will be discussing the benefits and drawbacks of living on a small island.
In this essay, I will be discussing about the benefits and the drawbacks of living on a small island.
In addition, I would change the verb form.
First, you use the future tense of a "to be" verb -- will be -- followed by a gerund-form verb that is functioning as a noun. Generally, "to be" verbs are considered weaker than active verbs. You can make your sentence stronger by merely using the active-form verb "discuss" and dropping the "to be" verb -- I will discuss ....
Second, I would change the verb tense from the future into the present. Yes, the reader has not yet encountered your discussion, but that is only moments (a sentence or two) away as the reader parses the text. Because of that immediacy, I would place it in the present -- I discuss ...
I hope this helps.
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