A good essay cannot be written without a plan. However, it should not be too large (why waste time?). In terms of the plan, we formulate our thesis, our main argument. Making a plan for an essay is very similar to making a plan for term paper format so it would be a good idea to read about term paper writing also. It will help you broaden your mind. After reading the articles, we make sure that each paragraph relates to the topic of our essay. Looking at the plan, we are not distracted by minor details. Thus, the plan helps us focus on the essentials.

When writing a plan, don't forget about “5 wh?”. Having defined the subject of reasoning and your attitude to it, ask five simple questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? The answer to each of them will be a proof or example for your thesis.

  Effective essay writing strategy.

Under temporary pressure, you will not have time to improvise or reinvent the wheel. You need to be ready to write an essay, work out your strategy and sequence of steps that will allow you to cope with the task as quickly as possible.

Personally, I use the following:

We ask a question. This is the easiest and most effective way to understand the issue yourself. If the topic for the essay has already been asked to you in the form of a question, then carefully read the question/task and think over your answer.

We formulate a thesis. The thesis is a clear answer to the question asked. No "maybe so, or maybe not." In order to prove your point of view, you must decide on it.

We are writing an introduction. We use the right words so that the reader can understand the content of your essay. We attract attention, interest.

We prove our point. A simple statement of your thesis does not make it true. You simply show that you believe in it, but readers need justification. Use the "Rule of Three" - to prove your thesis indicate at least three main reasons. Complete each foundation with three validating/developing ideas. 3 * 3 = 9 sentences. Remember that arguments should be ranked from the weakest to the strongest.

We draw conclusions. We have provided evidence for our thesis and, therefore, it is true.

You do not know what topic you will get in the exam. Therefore, you must quickly understand any. In order to “get my hand” I practiced speedy writing of essay plans on randomly selected topics. It is not necessary to paint the text in hundreds of characters. It is much more important to bring the sequence of your actions to automatism.