Your research should be organised so that the transition from doing your research to writing your essay is simple.
The best way to do this is to organise your research so that it matches the organisation of the essay.
Thus the interpretation of a subject is different, depending on whether you are required to write a composition or an essay.
Exercise 1: Study very carefully the rules of writing an essay in Reference Section of this book. Think over the plan and the beginning of your essay.
Use each of the dot points from your essay plan (topics you are planning to discuss) as a heading in your research document.
When you do your research, you will organise it in the order that the information will appear in your essay.
In Step 2 of writing an academic essay, you would have written a rough essay plan before you began your research.
This essay plan is the guide you need to use to organise your research.
Mind that there are many ways to begin an essay – general reflection, giving a definition and thus immediately introducing the subject, a quotation or a proverb – but whatever the form of the opening, it should make the reader hungry for more. Select the information you need and arrange material in the order of presentation according to your plan. Exercise 5: Think over expressive means of your essay.
Write down the main topics (topic sentences, key sentences) of each paragraph.