Before you start writing your essay, make sure you understand the details of the assignment so that you know how to approach the essay and what your focus should be.
Once you've chosen a topic, do some research and narrow down the main argument(s) you'd like to make.
After that, refine your arguments and evidence, your descriptions, and all of the details, so that they give a sense of the writing being of one piece, or a whole.
Let one description arise from another, or one piece of evidence support the next.
First I shall show how to write a good paragraph, then how to structure these paragraphs and finally how to build an argument before concluding that writing an effective essay is not so tough. The first line of every paragraph must make this point very clearly.
Then you will need to evidence or expand upon the point and explain why it is relevant to your question – we call this analysis.
Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.
He received his Ph D in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
Your organization will usually first put forward stronger points (in an argument), earlier information (for a narrative), or background (in many cases).
However you organize, your readers need to understand what you are trying to communicate.