After you’ve written your thesis statement you want to briefly mention the main points that will be discussed throughout your essay, so that the reader knows what to expect. Think of this paragraph as a little summary of your paper.

Next you’re going to write down your three main points or ideas in each of the separate body paragraphs and them out using dot points. An important tip for planning these paragraphs and deciding what information to include, is to make sure that every point is relevant to the question.

Also, a body paragraph should typically indicate to the reader how it relates to the previous paragraph. Begin with a topic sentence, include supporting evidence to each point and emphasize how the  question is being addressed.

Summarize everything you’ve written so far so make sure you avoid presenting any new arguments in this paragraph.

The end of this section is to convince the reader that your essay has covered the most important arguments about the topic. Once you’ve written your essay, plan you’re ready to start writing your first draft. Don’t worry about making your first draft perfect, because you just want to allow your ideas to flow and then your later drafts will be for fixing mistakes and improving your writing. Also when you do begin writing your first draft make sure to write in third-person and avoid using words like: I, me or my, unless your teacher tells you to do it. Just makes your writing stand more sophisticated.

Check your work once you finish writing your essay and you’re happy with it then it is time to proofread your essay before you hand it in. I like to spend roughly fifteen minutes reading over my essay and checking over my spelling grammar and punctuation the other thing. That I find really helpful is to set my essay aside for a couple of days that way I want to come back to it. I’m able to view my work more objectively which also helps me see whether I print as concisely and logically as I could have.

So that’s all for today’s article. I hope you found these tips really helpful for planning and working on your next major essays the class and be sure to give this video a thumbs up: