Online Writing Lab

Getting Started

One of the first and most critical mistakes a writer often makes is trying to start an essay without planning. All writers know the feeling of sitting at a computer and staring at a blank screen, not sure where to begin or what to write next. Many times, this problem can be avoided by taking the time to structure thoughts, planning and organizing the essay, and creating an outline for the essay. 
Here are some important things to consider before writing an essay: