Your Essay’s Introduction, Body, and Conclusion
As you get into the introduction and body of your essay, it's essential to follow a structure while presenting your ideas. Suppose your paper follows the typical five-paragraph format. In that case, it's a good idea to use the first and last paragraph for the introduction and conclusion, alternatively, with the remaining three reserved for your body. However, you can also go beyond three sections, as needed. Furthermore, make sure that you have already done your due diligence in researching your topic before you start writing. Look for compelling arguments, counterpoints, trivia, facts, etc. When it comes to gathering the information you need, remember that the sky's the limit.
Once you start writing, make sure you support your ideas logically and coherently, and make sure to cite any factual evidence you use on your paper. Be sure to transition smoothly from paragraph to paragraph, and make sure you wrap up any insight before you move on to the next.
After writing the body, wrap up your paper by bringing all of your main talking points into a conclusion. Alternatively, you can also use the conclusion to resolve any problems you mentioned in your essay and address any implications you made in your arguments. However, make sure you don't introduce any new topic or idea in the conclusion, as your main goal is to wrap up the paper and let it come to a close naturally.
When you’re done with this, it’s also a good idea to go over what you wrote and make revisions and changes as you see necessary. Look for any grammatical mistakes as well, as not only will this help you save time, but it's also an excellent habit to develop, especially as you encounter more essays and writing assignments.