Planning starts with understanding your task, how much time you have, the number of words you have to write and what direction you're going to take. Before you embark on research, give yourself realistic goals for the amount of material you need by sketching out a plan for length. Download an essay plan template. You can book a tutorial for essay help with an RLF Fellow. Check the title, idea or plan with your tutor. He or she might have expectations you haven't realised and may spot a problem with the basic idea.
This is the second of four lessons about Essay Writing. To complete this course, read each lesson carefully and then unlock and complete our materials to check your understanding. Lesson 1: What are the basic sections of an academic essay? Lesson 2: What is the essay planning process? Lesson 3: What is the essay writing process? Lesson 4: What is the essay editing and proofreading process?
Academic essays usually follow an established organisational structure that helps the writer to express their ideas in a clear way and the reader to follow the thread of their argument. Essay structure is guided by its content and argument so every essay will pose unique structural challenges. Having a clearer understanding of the most effective ways to structure your writing can help you to plan and organise the content of your essays and make sure you get your ideas across.
Published on February 4, by Shona McCombes. Revised on February 4, A good introduction paragraph is an essential part of any academic essay. It sets up your argument and tells the reader what to expect.