When writing essays it is important for a student to break down the whole writing process into stages. Among the critical stages include the creation of the outline and writing of the first draft. The outline helps the student to structure and plan how the essay would look like. After creation of the outline, the student should start writing the draft essay. The following are basic guidelines that the student can use to create a good essay draft.
The course Academic Calendar and our main website, "The Student's Annotated Chronology and Systematic Bibliography" [SAC], are rich in reference to key "primary" and "secondary" sources . As you think about secondary sources, don't neglect the big survey studies in the Reserve Book Room and in the Reference Room of the Knight Library , where you find the main encyclopedias and reference works that help bring primary documents to life as you prepare your draft essays.
Drafting the essay - Monash University
When you have written a draft, you can print it out and re-read it. You can also pass it to a fellow student or a teacher for comment. If you want somebody else to read and comment on your draft essay, it is important that it should look like an essay and not like a set of notes. It is much easier to give constructive feedback on writing in paragraph form than on notes.