You begin there; you end there; and everything in between needs to be placed in relation to that title.
All three of the processes described above will inform your decisions about what you need to read for a particular essay.
It is therefore useful to go into the writing process expecting to make revisions.
The first words you write do not have to be part of the final version.
So don’t be afraid of writing down your ideas before they are fully formed, or in the ‘right’ order.
Writing is an active and constructive process; it is not merely a neutral recording of your thoughts.
This Study Guide addresses the topic of essay writing.
The essay is used as a form of assessment in many academic disciplines, and is used in both coursework and exams. Thought mapping; Referencing and bibliographies; Avoiding plagiarism; The art of editing.
Editing your writing as you develop your ideas is a positive not a negative process: the more you cross out, re-write, and re-order, the better your essay should become. The structure may be strong and clear, or it may be unobtrusive and minimal but, in a good essay, it will be there.
Underpinning the structure will be the ‘argument’ your essay is making.