by Becton Loveless As you progress through school, you'll be required to write essays.
And the farther along in school you get, the more complex and demanding the essays will become.
Get out a piece of paper and make a list of all the different topics that fit the purpose of your essay.
Once they're all down on paper, start by eliminating those topics that are difficult or not as relevant as others topics.
When you first start writing essays in school, it's not uncommon to have a topic assigned to you.
However, as you progress in grade level, you'll increasingly be given the opportunity to choose the topic of your essays.
Creating a diagram or outline allows you to put pen to paper and start organizing your ideas.
Don't worry or agonize over organization at this point, just create a moderately organized format for your information.
A thesis statement states or outlines what you intend to prove in your essay.
A good thesis statement should be clear, concise, specific, and takes a position.