1. Start by writing the thesis statement at the top;
2. Write a topic sentence for each paragraph below that (so 4 in total);
3. Fill in supporting facts or examples from your research under each paragraph;
4. Make sure each paragraph ties back to your thesis;
5. Use linking words between paragraphs to tie one paragraph to another (so the reader understands how the essay flows from one idea to the next).
6. And thus, create a cohesive, understandable essay.