Planning is Essential
Properly organizing your thoughts is necessary before you begin to write your essay. This is an extremely important part of the writing process and will help you get off to a good start. Organizing your thoughts is relatively easy, as long as you know what to do. We will discuss some ways to go about doing exactly that, below.
Consider the Topic: The first thing that you will need to do is consider the topic. If the topic has been assigned to you, you won’t have to spend too much time on this step. If it hasn’t, then you will need to give it a little more consideration. When deciding, be sure not to tackle anything too broad, doing so could make your essay writing much tougher than it has or should be.
Brainstorm Sub-Topics: After you have determined (or it has been determined for you) what you should write about, in general, it will be necessary to drill down some and come up with a tightly focused topic. This will make writing much easier. Rather than try to gather a lot of information about a large and varied topic, you will be more focused on a single one. Not only will this make the process less cumbersome, it should also significantly speed up the writing process.
Create an Outline: This is where everything starts coming together. Creating an outline allows you to begin to organize your thoughts. Your essay should start coming together a bit. By the time you start writing your outline, should know what direction your essay is going. Be sure to include all of the required elements, then begin filling in the outline. Start with a topic sentence or thought and then create sub-topics. After doing this, you will be ready for the next phase, actually essay writing.
Start Writing: You’ve done all of the preliminary work, now you need to start writing. Because you’ve created an outline already, the only thing you need to do is begin. Simply fill out the outline, writing and editing until you have a finished product.
Writing an essay doesn’t have to be overly complicated. An important part of the process will be organizing your thoughts. To help you in this regard, consider your topic, do a little brainstorming, create an outline and then begin writing. When you take this approach, the process of creating an essay becomes rather easy or at least simple.