Graphic organizers such as mind maps and Venn diagrams can really help you get your ideas in order and make sense of all your notes and information.
The other thing you’ll want to do before you start writing is consider the essay’s genre.
This keeps you from rambling and makes your essay easier to read (and grade).
These two parts of your paper deserve a special mention for two reasons.
Students sometimes see essay writing as something you are either good at or you aren’t.
This is a mistake, and leads to a lack of effort and a lot of essays that don’t live up to their potential.
Each body paragraph should then start with a topic sentence, which is like a mini thesis that provides an outline for just that paragraph.
Everything in a paragraph should relate back to its topic sentence, and every topic sentence should relate back to the thesis statement.
Picking a Topic: A good essay starts long before any actual writing happens.
The first thing you’ll need to do is select a topic.