The stages of writing an essay

There are different stages that should be completed when writing an essay. Completing each of these steps will help to make your essay easy to read, interesting and ensure that you answer the hidden question in your essay title. Watch as Seb explains the different stages.

In the next few steps we will explore these stages in more detail. It is important that you work through each stage carefully and in order – don’t rush ahead.

What order do you think they go in?

Let’s look at these stages

  1. Analysing the title
  2. Collecting all the ideas you have
  3. Drawing a diagram to show which ideas and evidence to use
  4. Writing your plan
  5. Writing your first draft (first try)
  6. Analysing the first draft
  7. Feedback on your first draft
  8. Feed back on the use of language
  9. Writing final draft

Well, first of all, you would analyse the title. Secondly, you’d collect all the ideas you have. Next, you’d draw a diagram to show which ideas and evidence to use. Then, you’d write your plan.

After that, you’d write your first draft, which is your first attempt at the essay. Then you might ask for feedback on your first draft. And then, you would write your final draft.

We’ll now go through each of these stages. We’ll ask you to work on your own essay as we go along. It’s important that you work through each stage carefully and in order. Don’t rush ahead.

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