Before you start writing, you should make sure you have a clear idea of what you want to say and how you`re going to say it.
An academic essay is a focused piece of writing that develops an idea or argument using evidence, analysis and interpretation.
Define a topic: If you`re allowed to choose your own topic, try to pick something that you already know a bit about and that will hold your interest.
Remember the paragraph-based schedule we discussed above? It`ll be useless if you don`t do regular check-ins during the exam. Keep an eye on the clock to ensure you`re always on track.
Although it may seem like a waste of time – especially during examswhere time is tight – it is almost always better to brainstorm a bit before beginning your essay. This should enable you to find the best supporting ideas – rather than simply the first ones that come to mind – and position them in your essay accordingly.
Let`s say we`re writing an essay about the development of Braille — the raised-dot reading and writing system used by visually impaired people.