if you have got yet another essay to write, the temptation will be to just jump right in and start writing, just to get it done. This is especially true if you have got other classes that have similar assignments that you are working on. The temptation of course is to get things done as quickly as possible so you can move on to the next assignment or even give yourself some breathing room. Thinking about this, it can be very tempting to gloss over some of the more important aspects of doing your essay in favor of speed. One of these is writing an essay outline. However, have you considered some of the benefits?
When you are pressed for time as many are in University and college these days, you may not even stop to consider why you may want to write an essay outline. However, there are many benefits both tangible and intangible that are worth taking the time to do this extra step. One benefit, of course, is that your essay will be more organized and as such flow better and sound better as a result. This is very important as professors and teaching assistants have to grade and read hundreds if not thousands of papers in a regular academic year and to make that process easier on them, you want to make sure your essay is as organized as possible. One of the ways to do this is to write an essay outline.
Another benefit that you may not be aware of is that the process of writing an essay outline serves to not only organize the essay you are about to write, but it also serves to organize your thoughts. There is nothing worse than trying to write an essay and trying to remain focused all the while wondering what you are going to say next. An outline does away with this particular problem and in short, keep you on track towards completion.
Another benefit that you might not have thought of is that the more you write an essay outline, the easier and faster it becomes. And, this will also mean that your essay writing will become not only clear, but more focused and faster leading you to get assignments done that much quicker. It will also allow you to organize your research better. In short, taking the extra time to do this step means that you will not only turn in a better paper, you will also train yourself to be more organized when it comes to writing in general.