Once you know the question asked you can be able to identify the type of essay.
Highlight the keywords; ‘compare,’ ‘contrast’ ‘discuss,’ ‘explain’ ‘evaluate’ and identify any limiting words, e.g., during the 21st century, within Europe, etc.
After creating a thesis statement and the body of the essay write an introductory paragraph.
Make your introduction fascinating to capture the attention of your readers.
Before you begin your writing, create your essay outline.
Jot your topic in the middle of your page, draw lines branching from the topic and write main ideas at the end of each line.
After getting an overview of the essay, you will be in a better position to choose a more relevant topic.
Begin by brainstorming, sit down, be calm and start a free flow of thoughts and jot down ideas.
Narrow your focus and choose an interesting topic depending on the type of essay and purpose so you can create a top notch essay.
If you find it hard to come up with an essay topic, ask your teacher for assistance and you will get a topic which you will be required to defend with relevant sources.