Essay Planning

How to plan an essay.
 
You need some kind of a plan, especially if you are an inexperienced writer or if you are writing anything longer than a few hundred words. The type of plan you write will depend on the type of text you are going to write and its length. So a plan could be anything from a few ideas in your head for a brief note to a detailed written outline for a long essay or report. If you are writing anything longer than two thousand words, it would be difficult to write a well organised coherent text without a detailed plan or outline. Essay planning saves time. By having a good, logical plan you'll be able to complete your task much faster.
The animation below shows what a basic plan should contain and how it can help you to organise your writing.

You can also jump directly to each segment of the animation by clicking on the links below.

Title | Introduction | Body | Conclusion | Hook | Background | Topic | Aspects | Thesis