How can I use the Essay Builder?

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Connect

Start with one word. Add one more. Create a web of ideas and actions. Connect topics with verbs. Make claims.

Question

The Essay Builder analyzes your claims and asks questions to help you think through and expand your ideas.

Organize

Rewrite and rearrange your claims as you develop your ideas. WriteLab helps you create an outline alongside your graph.

Write

Share your graph to get more feedback. Import your ideas into WriteLab when you're ready to start writing.


Why create the Essay Builder?

 

Getting started is hard. When we sit down to write, we have to decide what to say and how to say it. Often, this means staring at a blank page or screen for hours, trying to think of the right words.

The words we use at this stage are powerful. They shape and influence our writing. When we speak, we impart meaning with tone and visual cues, like facial expressions or hand gestures. But when we write, we rely on words alone.

So we experiment with different words and phrases, narrowing and refining our ideas and the language with which we describe them, rewriting and rethinking until we've identified the right words.

The Essay Builder helps you find these words.
It takes you from a single word to a series of
well-formed ideas and claims that you can use
to begin writing.

 

How can I learn more?

We'll keep you updated and send you a reminder when the Essay Builder becomes available.
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As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas! Your feedback helps us develop and improve our products. So please, let us know what you think.