First, keep in mind that you will never have enough time at your disposal to write an essay which presents a complete content of your subject. Instead, you should concentrate on: presenting the basic facts of your topic and presenting to the panel of judges with an interpretation of those facts.
Your essay will falter if it is not based on a sound game plan and this means organization. And the best way to get organized, and remain organized, is to use an outline. There's no escaping this fundamental tool. Consider your topic as a whole and then break it down into its component parts. How do all these components illustrate your general thesis statement? How does everything fit in? During your research you ought to have come to realize what aspects of it were given more important than others. Your essay should include discussions of those important aspects. So, if your sources consistently mention a number of basic elements, then so should you. You may decide to differ with the sources when it comes to interpreting those elements but just the same, the basic elements ought still to appear in your essay.
Try to write your essay section by section and give it a logical structure if you want the panel of judges to maintain their interest in your essay. A poorly organized and illogical essay may cause them to give up reading your essay in frustration.
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