Hi, It's Ming again; today I'd just like to ask how you people (many of you I have observed have excellent writing skills) how you approach a thesis.
So for example, there's a topic 'eg, the Astrology - Are you a believer', and you are asked to write an essay/response to that topic.
I'm finding it difficult (I don't think I'm doing well in essay responses, especially analysis of a certain piece of play, or literature) to put more depth in an argument. My teachers have told me that I cover a lot of area, but don't put any depth. In the end, I have the same marks as those who are accurate and precise, yet only focus on one aspect of the thesis (Eg, Characters, Setting, Themes, etc.).
I naturally don't like to use 'complex' words in an essay, I like to point out the facts, and put quantity over quality. That's why I need to grasp every word to perfection.
I'm asking the analyzers (The Ts!) and others. How would you approach it? What are some of your tips? How do you add more depth? Do you make a mental plan or a writing plan? Or does it come naturally as you write along?
(It'd also be nice if you give some extra tips on how to right a response. Did you see the pun? For example, talk about how you should place your paragraphs in an easily understandable structure, etc.)