The Essay’s Plan and Construction


Feeling that the preparatory work is completed and you already know a plan of creating an original essay paper, its basic content rules, you can finally get to the creation of the text. Analyzing the material of the WikiHow team, we tried to give a fresh outlook!

Logical Order

Any text, whether it is a diploma work, essay, article or story must have a clear constitution. Even a blog post has its order of ideas. Needless to say, it is also relevant for essays. The essay differs from many other student works because it is well-known as a “creative freedom.” However, we all know: the more freedom you have, the greater responsibility is laid on you. Receiving this kind of freedom, you have to think about the future structure of the essay by yourself. The construction largely depends on the purpose, shape, type, and the format (it depends whether you write for the students’ blog or a scientific journal). The narrative essay is aimed to describe something, the descriptive essay- with one or more of the topic sentences. Essays would have to be built according to laws of logic.

Prepare a Draft

While thinking about the structure, it is better to take a piece of paper and sketch a rough plan, a “skeleton” of the text. Before you will have a detailed plan, verify that the theses are arranged in a logical sequence, and there is enough convincing evidence. After you make sure that the foundation of your essay is logical and understandable to the reader, take care of the detailed plan – writing things and ideas in order is much easier, and it feels more organized. The term “introduction” and “conclusion” mean first and last paragraph. The introduction and the conclusion should focus on the issue. It should be the allocation of paragraphs, the establishment of logical link paragraphs: so the integrity of the work is. The first paragraph or the first part of the text introduce the main idea to the reader, leads him to the problem, which is revealed in the essay. You do not need a long introduction – one or two paragraphs would be enough.

Thinking Over the Most Important

The main thing in an essay is to show a different vision. Do not be afraid to argue with the already existing arguments, however, bring clarity to your arguments (what made you think like that).  This means that the arguments of the scientific literature or known facts in this work may be used not very often. The main thing is to show the attitude to the problem, to find your architectural style, easily understandable, but convincing. The essay regardless of the subject matter, should be easily read, be clear in content and very convincing. Essays for this purpose can be written in historical, biographical, fiction, philosophical or scientific style.

Building Up an Essay


In the introduction to the problem, determine the relevance of the goal that you set for yourself, briefly review the literature on the chosen subject. Note that all these tasks will push you towards using banal phrases such as “The aim of our work is …” “This theme is seen in such works …”. Look for the opportunity to express these thoughts in a different, less banal style. Believe us, there are many other stylistic solutions – they just need to be looked for.

The Body

The main part requires much attention. Particularly, when drawing up the plan. The most popular construction requires the thesis-argument order. In this case, first, explain the idea, then make sure it is proved properly. Describe the situation or give the facts, support it with arguments and conclude. Do so several times. In this case, one idea is supported by several illustrations. The thesis can be both at the beginning or after these illustrations.  By “thesis,” we mean short and complete thought that the author wants to convey to the reader in the essay. By argument – a proof of the thesis. Arguments are facts of phenomena from the life of society, events, life situations and life experience, the scientific evidence, the reference to the opinion of famous professors, and so on. It is recommended to provide a couple of arguments for each statement, one argument seems not convincing enough, more than two arguments may “overload” your presentation. Thus, the text acquires a ring-like construction (the number of statements and supportive arguments varies according to the theme chosen and the plan that you have made). However, you are free to give to your thesis any number of arguments – it depends on the idea of ​​the narrative logic, the amount of the text planned. It is important to maintain consistency, conciseness, and imagery of the text.

Summing Up…

In conclusion, as a rule, sum up everything that has been said in the essay. It is important that the findings were not far-fetched and did not arise “out of nowhere.” In conclusion, it just should be something that has to be similar, but shorter than the main part of your work. By the way, the body of your work will be our topic the next time. What will make it interesting and worth to read? You will see!



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