Begin organising your research and ideas into an answer.
After you’ve gathered your research and your ideas are more developed, write a second essay plan. It will help you work out how to answer the question and how the essay will be structured.
See The Learning Centre guide Essay and assignment planning
Essay writing requires both creative and critical thinking.
Your essay should be balanced; that is, it should include a range of information and viewpoints from different authors that explore the key arguments and relevant aspects of a topic. Don’t only include evidence that agrees with what you are arguing; if there are different or opposing views, then they need to be examined.
You need to evaluate differing arguments—explain why one argument is more convincing than another, and how they relate to the conclusion your essay arrives at.