I often try to write phrases in my essay that say at the beginning of section three somewhere the main idea of this essay is this because I’ve had to explain some contexts and setup and background and I wanted to be absolutely clear. When I move from describing the context to saying here’s the payload like the virus is about to arrive in your brain prepare does that make sense all right if you don’t say that if you leave your reader to be a detective so that subsequently they have to reverse engineer what they think you meant was the key idea that’s not good right why not say it explicitly be completely upfront about this third thing.
Tell a story.
If you know how to write an essay and this applies, I’m focusing mainly on essays but I do also mean dissertations, and so forth everything applies to everything you like really is to tell some kind of a story I always try to imagine when I’m writing an essay, that I’m standing in front of a whiteboard and explaining it to a colleague.
It’s amazing how differently people will present things at a whiteboard than they will in essay like with a whiteboard they’ll start right away with examples, they’ll explain it quite differently than if they do they will not be out there well you get the idea they would they often explain it in much more accessible and engaging way at a whiteboard than in essay, so if you want to be accessible and engaging do the same thing in the essays you do it the whiteboard merely you need to have a bit more substance.
Here’s a narrative flow that I usually try to follow in my essays right you want to say here’s what the problem is you want to motivate your reader to say why it’s an interesting problem you want to say at least briefly why it’s an unsolved problem. It would be worth solving and it’s unsolved and then you want to present your idea that’s the payload right viruses arrive now all right and then you give quite a bit of detail about exactly how what your idea is and how it works then you want to say something about somehow. Your idea compares with other people so your kind of try to leave people in remember.
Not everybody will read like the way through your essay your ideal is that wherever anybody stops reading, they take away something valuable with them and moreover every bit they read makes them want to read more.