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The pre-draft stages

The following processes make up the pre-draft stages.

  • Analyse the topic
  • Brainstorm
  • Preliminary plan
  • Reading on the topic
  • Refine your plan

This initial work allows you to think about, research and develop a plan for your essay. By completing this part of the process, you will find it easier to write your essay.

Step 1 - Analyse the topic

Before you start your essay you need to understand what the essay is actually asking. To do this, you need to identify the keywords. The keywords define and refine what has to be answered in your essay.


Understanding the assessment keywords



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