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Need to write an essay but having a hard time getting started? These tips and tricks will help you out.

Essay Outline

Have a big essay due? Don't know where to start?

An outline is a great way to build the foundation of an essay and structure your thoughts.

Bring your thoughts to life by using color to identify the structure of your essay and stay on track. Use a bold and smudge-proof pen like the Paper Mate InkJoy gel. This will allow you to visually see which parts of your essay you should add to or elaborate more on.

The following are some of the main points you should outline before you start your essay:

Introduction (Green):
Think about how you'll want to start your essay and write down your main point here.

Thesis statement (Red):
Write down the main idea of your trying to get across within your paper. A thesis statement helps control the ideas within the paper.

Body Paragraph(Purple):
Write down your first main idea in support of your thesis.

Details(Blue):
Jot down as many supporting details and ideas you should develop the paragraphs main idea.

Body Paragraph(Purple):
Give more details to support and cover all your points. Use as many paragraphs as you need to get your point across.

Conclusion (Orange):
It is helpful to know what you are trying to accomplish with your essay. Jot down your main point and how you would like to end your essay.

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