Use an Outline
Making an outline is one of the best ways for students to organize their ideas, research materials and the argument. By making an outline, students can easily reorganize their thoughts before they begin. The outline will also save the student a lot of time if they realize, through the process of making the outline, that they do not actually have enough data to support their thesis statement. In addition to the thesis statement in the introduction, students should make sure to use topic sentences in each paragraph to support the main idea.