Make an essay plan
Once you have a clear thesis statement and a rough structure, you are ready to make an essay plan. This is a more detailed breakdown of your essay that helps guide you as you write. You can use the essay plan document on this page to help set out your ideas.
The length of the essay limits the number of points you can make. Typically, each paragraph contains one main idea and is around 150 to 200 words long.
Most essay word limits in undergraduate humanities, arts and social science courses are between 1000 and 4000 words. Longer essays can benefit from clearly defined sections with headings, though structuring and formatting conventions may differ between disciplines. It is important to check the course requirements.