Many people often come up with different ideas for an essay to start to write with. Usually what those people would do is that they will come up with ideas which connect the base of their point focus to their personal thoughts and ideas. Let’s say you’re writing about the benefits of exercise and all that you know about exercise is through people and by going gyms. Many people would just start writing and will get going with what they already have in their heads, whereas a few people would firstly go and research on the idea in their mind to get a solid information that they are going to write about. You may think what difference does that make in the two. The first one would be an essay with thoughts and views but the second one would include facts and trivia that may interest many people it read and share that particular piece of writing.
So, your next step after coming up with a particular topic would be to have a proper research of the topic to come up with better ideas and facts to engage as much larger audience as you can.
Now, what comes in research? Start reading about that topic or idea. Read journals, magazines, books and articles. Internet in today’s era will give you handful of information on any topic that you like. You can also go through related videos to add to your personal findings in the essay. This particular time that you will spend doing your homework before writing that essay can do wonders. Yes, it makes a huge difference in writing with just views and half baked knowledge than that of with a full blown idea of the topic.
This homework can be done in various forms. Start making notes, small notes point by point and bullet by bullet. Don’t write long lines, just makes bullets of maximum 5 to 6 words in order to not forget a particular point while making the final submission. Go through charts, graphs and diagrams to get a wider view of the topic. Charts and graphs cover a wide variety of sub-topics of any topic that you would want to write about.
All in all, a solid homework before writing an essay, wither for a school submission, or for a journal in a magazine or for any other similar scenario would make your final piece an excellent item to go through. More and more people would be engaged in reading your stuff in such a scenario.