You also might need to find more supporting evidence to present a more convincing claim.
Make the best use of your time when selecting resources: Writing an outline is invaluable to help organize your thoughts and the structure of your essay informally, in order to check strengths and relevance of arguments, consistency with thesis, and flow.
You should also ensure that there is transition and flow between each paragraph and between each argument.
Try to explain specifically and clearly how each argument relates to your thesis to make sure your essay sounds more cohesive.
Keep in mind, that this is most relevant for social science papers.
Links are provided throughout to selected handouts from the writing center.The most important and fundamental thing about writing an essay is to make sure that it answers the question the assignment asks.You should ask yourself this question during your brainstorming, researching, writing, and editing phase to make sure that the answer is always yes!Since many students are confused about what an introduction should include, here is a general guideline to get you started.Also accept that if you write your introduction first, you will probably have to re-write it or at least tweak it depending on how the rest of your paper turns out.Sometimes, using a certain number of class readings is a requirement. It is also a good idea when defining concepts to use class sources and material. Students also tend to fall in the two categories of doing too much research or too little research.Doing too much research can definitely give you a better understanding of the broader issue of your topic, and this can be noticed in your writing.Also remember, that not all sources you read will be useful, it takes time to find really good sources you can use for your paper.For a social science paper between 6-8 pages you generally should read at least 10 relatively good sources.This is why your first sentences should be well thought-out to engage and interest the reader.Always think of an introduction as an upside down triangle.