One of the most difficult parts of the essay writing process is not overcoming a writer’s block. It’s even not coming up with an interesting and nontrivial topic. It’s structuring your content in a coherent and logical way. You’ve probably seen a lot of different essay writing techniques and listened to your teachers explaining the meaning of each of them. But the most effective ones are those you can easily memorize and use effortlessly during the writing process.
This technique gives you the standard approach to writing most of the essay types. The first thing you need to do is to present the main point of the paragraph. Make it clear and concise. Then, explain what you mean by that providing relevant examples and supporting evidence. At the end of your paragraph, there should be a transitional sentence to help you link it with the next one.
The main difference between this technique and the previous one is the analysis of the discussed issue. You need to provide additional details and analyze the current situation of the problem you’re referring to. Whereas, using the P.E.E.L. technique your goal is to evaluate the topic and provide some necessary explanations.
Use a topic sentence to give your reader an idea of what are you’re about to discuss. Then, give an example of what you’re writing about and support it with a broad and clear explanation. It’s also important to tie your paragraph with the rest of the essay and connect (hook) it to the next point you’ll be writing about further on.
Apply the universal approach of stating your main idea, supporting it with textual evidence, analyzing the problem, and making a logical conclusion.
Here, it is advisable for you to provide several illustrations of the main point and provide your reader with your personal evaluation of the problem. Don’t be afraid to take a particular side of the problem as long as you can support your viewpoint with relevant evidence.
After you introduce the topic sentence of the paragraph, you may also include the assertion statement you’re going to discuss in it. And then follow the usual guidelines of giving an explanation, providing enough evidence and stating the significance of the discussed topic.
The twist here is to use a thorough analysis as your main weapon and give a thought-provoking last sentence to make a good impression on your reader.
Thanks to the last point of this technique you can easily check if the point you’re planning to discuss in this particular paragraph is even worth mentioning in the essay. Ask yourself WHY do you want to include it to your essay and how does it relate to your thesis. If you’re not satisfied with the answers – just ignore it and get to the next one.