To begin writing in the hope that the right answer will somehow turn up is time consuming and usually futile.To know a little and to present that little well is, by and large, superior to knowing much and presenting it poorly--when judged by the grade it receives.When writing in haste we tend to: It is better to say "Toward the end of the 19th century" then to say "in 1894" when you can't remember whether it's 1884 or 1894, though approximate, may be incorrect, and will usually be marked accordingly. A qualified statement connotes a philosophic attitude, the mark of an educated man.
Start to order the paragraphs and try to see natural links between points or paragraphs to help the flow of the essay.
A rough guide to your plan should be: Introduction - Introducing your understanding of the question, how you plan to tackle it, what you are going to include and what your main line of argument is(optional)1 paragraph - Providing context (linking intro to rest of essay)4 paragraphs - Each of a reasonable length discussing a single issue/factor (or combination of)Conclusion - Summarising the main arguments made in your essay and ending with your main argument.
The well-organized, neat-appearing individual will usually get the nod over another equally capable person who is disorganized and careless in appearance.
Although other factors are involved, the analogy to examination writing is a skill. The student would be advised to follow certain steps in writing an essay exam.
Be sure to follow the directive words, and check your outline to see that it is logical.
The introduction will consist of the main point to be made; the summary is simply a paraphrasing of the introduction.
Your instructor may give you specific directions how to write your answer.
If he/she wants you to evaluate a philosophical theory, you won't get full credit if you describe just the theory. Whether the teacher realizes it or not, he/she is greatly influenced by the compactness and clarity of an organized answer.
If six questions are to be answered in forty-five minutes, allow yourself only five minutes for each.
When the time is up for one question, stop writing and begin the next one.