Essay planning

This template divides the process of essay planning into three parts: introduction, main themes and conclusion and advises students about the sorts of material that might be included in each part. 

The form assumes that initial brainstorming has already taken place so students already have an idea of the overall content of the essay. They may need support in understanding and identifying terms like key themes and key debates.

Students could hand in this form as a cover sheet when they submit the essay. 

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Essay planning: Teachers' notes

Rationale Many longer pieces of writing are hampered by lack of planning. Students simply
write points down as they come to mind. This approach will certainly limit the
marks they can achieve. To gain high marks essays need to be coherent and
well organised. This template…

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Essay planning

Name ...............................................................................................................................................

Title or question



Essays should start with an introduction. Typically this will explain the key terms and debates that
the essay will cover. Identify key terms and debates in the box below.

Introduction




Now try to identify between three and six main themes of the essay.…

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