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Developing your essay

Learn more about how to develop your essay: from brainstorming to organizing your writing


Welcome to this guide on developing your essay. Writing an essay is like constructing a new building; it involves a process that has many steps, and we've identified some of the key questions you'll need to answer, as well as information to help you create those answers, to assist you in the process.

In this guide, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about:

  1. What are you thinking about? (e.g., brainstorming strategies)
  2. What focus will you take in the work? (e.g., thesis statements, research questions)
  3. What arguments will you use to persuade your reader? (e.g., demonstrating critical thinking)
  4. How will you organize your writing? (e.g., planning)

Feel free to jump into the section that focuses on your interest or move through the guide by clicking the "Next" option at the bottom of each page.

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