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How to Create an Exceptional Writing Plan for Your Essay

01 June 2020 | 0 comments | Posted by Evgene S in Academia

How to plan an essay

Having a good writing plan is vital in essay writing, be it for secondary or tertiary even research papers for business or industry. A good plan ensures you arrange your work well, and you do not run out of ideas and structure them in an order that makes sense. Writing an essay may seem like the hard part but the preparation makes writing it a lot easier, from getting your research together, working around talking points, setting up a coherent flow for your arguments, injecting supporting statements and reports, these elements and more are what make a high-quality essay.

This article will give you tips on how to go about it planning your essay and making sure you avoid common pitfalls when a framework is not put in place. 

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Why do you need a writing plan

It is still a surprise why many students make the mistake of starting to write without having a writing plan. Never make this mistake because you will end up with an essay that is incoherent and disorganized. It is wise to set time aside to come up with a plan of how you are going to do your writing.

The following are some of the advantages of having a good writing plan:

  • Ensures you write down all your ideas and you do not forget any important point you want to include in your essay.
  • It helps you to come up with the correct structure for writing the essay.
  • It ensures that you organize your work well.
  • It helps you to beat deadlines set by tutors.

What you need to include

There are various things that you need to include in your essay. First, you need to read the essay prompt and understand it. After, you will know how to approach your paper and what to include in the paper:
  • Choose a topic – Having an overview of the essay will enable you to pick a relevant topic. Try to pick a topic that interests you so that you can write a winning essay.
  • Main points – Research on the topic and come up with the main points that you will include in your paper and write them down.
  • Write essay outline – Try to come up with a skeleton of how your essay will look like roughly. Most essays have an introduction, body, and conclusion. A good outline will guide you and ensure that you organize your work well.

Organizing your work ensures that writing your paper becomes easy and the content you are writing about has a smooth flow.

Manage your writing time wisely

There is no way you are going to succeed in knowing how to write an essay, and yet you are poor in time management. The best way to manage your time is to come up with a timetable. The timetable will help you to allocate adequate time to each stage of the writing process.

Allocate enough time for researching either at the library or on the internet. You need to also set time aside for writing your essay. Do not forget to allocate time for proofreading and editing. Good time management will help you meet deadlines set by your tutors.

Do not forget to find time to rest

You need to set time aside for rest. Your body is not a robot or a machine. It needs time to rest and revitalize. Resting is good for your health, and it will help you avoid health problems like fatigue catching up with you. A good rest helps to refresh your mind and revitalize your energy to continue to study and write your essay.

Work on a structure

The structure of all essays is not the same, bu,t some elements are the same. Most of the time, the question or topic will determine the structure that you need to use for your essay. Most essay structures have three parts:
  • Introduction – This is the first part of the essay, and it is where you inform your audience about what the topic you are writing on is about and where it will lead or questions it will answer.
  • Body – In this part, you write about your arguments about the topic, and you support them with relevant evidence to convince your audience about your views.
  • Conclusion – This is the last part of an essay, and you use it to drive home your arguments as you sum up all your points.
  • The combination of the correct structure and excellent writing skills will ensure that you write a top-notch essay.

    Establish a strong thesis

    After choosing a topic for your essay, the next step is to come up with a strong thesis that will inform your readers about the aim of your essay. Reading through the rough draft of your essay will assist you to come up with an interesting article.

    A good thesis must express the topic of your essay and the main argument that you have. Include the thesis in the first paragraph and ensure that you refer to it in the body and conclusion of your essay.

    Please share it with friends and get feedback

    After you are through with writing, share your paper with friends and ask them to give you feedback. Doing this will help you refine the essay and edit out all the mistakes that they point out.

    Having a writing plan is crucial in English writing.

    A good game plan will help you organize your work well, and it will also ensure that you stay on track while writing. Follow the tips in this article thoroughly, and you will be on your way to becoming a good writer.

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