Academic essay writing is perhaps considered one of the most boring jobs among school and college students. Most of them just cannot figure out how to begin whereas others may feel lost right after the first few lines. They fail to understand how to go about writing the essay till the end. To be able to sort out these issues, one needs to spare some time to think what can be said about the topic he/she has been given.
Don’t be a clumsy starter, ponder some more before you start
If you hit your pen on paper the moment after you are given the topic of your essay, it is quite likely that you may feel lost halfway through your essay. This is because; you have already jotted the points you could think of immediately after listening to the topic. For such an impulsive writer, his/her response to the topic gets worn out even before he/she has reached midway. Such a writer has to brainstorm further to stretch the essay to the required length. More than often, the results in these cases are inadequately written essays. They are either repetitive, discussing the same points over and over again in the following paragraphs, or tend to be highly disorganized. The lack of organization in the writing springs up from the disorganization in the thought processes of such a writer.
Be neat and organized, be the horse for the long race
So, organized thinking is the key to well-organized writing. To get organized, you need to spare some time to contemplate before you start writing anything. The time you provide to mull over the topic would help you structure it. This is necessary since every good essay has a structure. You cannot simply pen down the key points and finish up with your essay. A good essay generally demands an analysis of the points being put forward. Thus, think time and again about your points and in what order must they appear in your essay.