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Suggested plan for essay writing

In contrast to the reader’s experience of the essay beginning with the first sentence and finishing with the last, the writer experiences the essay as a construction.

This construction is built around a carefully thought-out framework and involves many tasks – from analysing the brief (the essay question) and gathering the materials (through reading and research) through to the final presentation of a factually correct, logically coherent, well-organised, convincingly argued, and clearly expressed essay.

Seven-step Plan

1. Analyse the brief
2. Formulate a provisional thesis statement
3. Gather data(read, make notes)
4. Organise data and ideas and reformulate thesis statement
5. Write middle paragraphs
6. Write introduction and conclusion
7. Edit and proofread



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