V. Process and Organization
Once you’ve selected a topic and began planning your essay, you’ll want to focus on the organization of your final product as one that guides your reader through the topic in a coherent, cohesive manner. This means using language that is appropriate for the audience as well as a logical structure. You’ll want to decide on an organizational method that works best for your purpose. Next, you’ll want to make sure each draft builds upon the previous one so that you end with a strong, focused essay. In this section, we provide guidance on ways to structure your rough draft in ways that maintain focus on your thesis/claim as well as how to revise and edit the final draft so that your thesis is threaded throughout your essay.