Think Before You Begin

Topic Selection

If you have not been given a topic, select one that you can come up with sufficient examples to support your thesis. You’re convincing your reader of your thesis, so don’t choose weak examples.

Writing for Your Audience

Will your audience believe your examples support your thesis or focus?  Are you writing for your peers? If you’re using an example in a unique way, will your audience accept this example as being relevant?

Prewriting Techniques

Which prewriting techniques may help you write your essay? Do you want to use a prewriting technique to write your essay, or do you want to start with a rough draft? Brainstorming will help you to come up with various examples.

Grumble... Applaud... Please give us your feedback!