Writing a Back to Topic in EssayA common problem with an essay is the lack of a main point. An essay's purpose is to present some basic information about something, and to make a connection between that knowledge and what the reader wants to know about that thing. A paper that has no point needs no conclusion; therefore, it is crucial to think about the next part of the essay.
An essay may begin with a general introduction to the topic. This may be as brief as a paragraph, or as long as a paragraph and a half. It is entirely up to the writer. Here are a few examples:
'I'm writing this paper because I want to discuss the topic of general introductions.' - Jonathan Vanderboren
'I'd like to discuss how to start a paper writing project.' - Catherine Peters
'We need to set the scene of this situation so we can move forward and move through the steps needed to get the project done.' - Catherine Peters
'We are going to discuss five different types of essays and what they mean to you.' - Kathleen Scott
The idea is to connect the structure of the essay to the topic of the essay, and therefore it is important to think about where the idea of the essay is going to lead. This might be a little more difficult than just thinking about the thesis statement.
Once you have an idea of the sequence of ideas in your original essay, you need to move on to thinking about the conclusions. If the project has one, you are going to want to write about that. If the project doesn't have one, you can still consider a plan for the conclusion of the piece. If you are going to discuss a conclusion, it should be easy to finish the project, and it should be easy to write the conclusion.