Toll free:


Toll free:


Tips on Writing First Drafts 

Get a Price

Please choose an order type from the list. Your chosen type should comply with the order instructions.

Please choose an order type from the list. Your chosen type should comply with the order instructions.

The Title and Bibliography pages refer to formatting. They are provided for FREE

Please, specify expected level of writing task.

If you need to purchase additional pages to your assignment, compensate academic level/urgency, please indicate an order ID (it will be assigned to the same writer).

All first-time users will automatically receive 10% discount

In virtually any paper, first drafts are rough plans or rough sketches of how a written piece will look on completion. Sometimes, if it is satisfactory, a first draft can be the final paper. Usually, however, additional work is required before a paper can be considered final. First essay drafts provide an opportunity to expand the key points in an outline and present them in sample format. While it may appear to be something of a paradox, the finer detail in a first draft is not hugely important even though this is one of the most crucial stages of writing any paper.  

The Steps Involved in Writing an Essay’s First Draft 

  • Look closely at your assignment’s instructions and at the topic (where this was allocated by a tutor). Your outline should be revised accordingly. This is required to help you understand the tasks that need completing in your first draft, and to ensure you fulfil the assignment’s requirements.
  • Draft an introductory paragraph for your essay. Do not get stuck on form at this stage. The introduction should let the reader know what your topic is and your stance on it. Furthermore, an introductory paragraph should be interesting if it is to get the attention of your readers. However, this part can be left until later since it should be crafted in a meticulous and thoughtful manner.
  • Using your outline, start putting your thoughts and ideas onto paper. Here, the primary aim is to let these start taking shape and to establish a broad direction for their on-going development. Writing a complete paper is not the aim at this point.
  • Sketch out your essay’s concluding paragraph. This should not present any fresh information or ideas. Rather it should restate the thesis statement and recap briefly on the main points from the body paragraphs.
  • Read back over your draft to check that all the information you need to include is present, but do not make any additional adjustments since this can be done in the subsequent and/or final draft.  

Dos and Don’ts 

What You Should Do 

  • Revise the first draft you wrote if it seems overly long. In fact, if it is very long, and remembering it is just a rough draft, think of the length your final paper will be when you elaborate on each individual point or idea.
  • Read back over your draft numerous times and look again at your topic and assignment’s requirements if you are stuck. Do a little brainstorming to overcome writer’s block.
  • While writing leave blank spaces within the text. You may find details that are essential but that need not be included until later. To stop yourself getting distracted by irrelevant thoughts, leave spaces that you can come back and fill in later.
  • Complete your initial draft as quickly as possible i.e. the actual writing. Whenever you pause to consider certain words or phrases, it is likely you will start going into detail, start analyzing, or start comparing. You will find yourself looking for the right words and phrases and forget about the remainder of your draft. 

What You Should Not Do 

  • You need not devote a lot of attention to spelling, punctuation, style, grammar, word choices, and other small issues in a first draft because these do not matter much at this stage. Here, it is your thoughts on the topic that matter most.
  • You need not write down what you are thinking in detail. It is usually sufficient to jot down a few concise and succinct sentences. You can return to various ideas later and still not lose focus.
  • Do not think it is unnecessary to write a first draft. This is still essential even if you have created an outline. Although an outline is a great way of helping you decide what you should write, a draft helps show you how to do it. First essay drafts are a great way of shaping the writer’s thoughts, and so they are an essential part of writing an essay.
  • You should not wait for the right moment or a special time to find inspiration for drafting an essay. The prospect may leave you feeling discouraged, but think of it as inevitable. If you do not, you will probably keep finding reasons not to do it.  

Frequent Mistakes in Writing First Draft

  1. Revising and editing a draft while the writing process is still underway. If you pause to think over every sentence you write, it is likely that flow will suffer. In any case, there is often an in-built critic or editor in most writers to raise the alarm if there are imperfections in a written piece. Hence, you should first deal with the entire draft, and only then should you think about proofreading and editing it.
  2. Attending too carefully to secondary facts, arguments, and other small irregularities. The primary aim of a first draft is to outline all main points or ideas, which you can flesh out later. Make a quick note in the margin if you feel you are in danger of forgetting an important piece of information.
  3. Overlooking the role that first drafts play in the process of writing an essay. While you may feel a draft is a waste of time, you are actually working towards your final paper. Understanding how an outline works in its full and final form is important.

One of the most common difficulties for students in terms of a paper writing is meeting the deadlines

Those who do not have enough skills are just not able to everything in time because the pressure and timeframe are too tight. Another reason is that sometimes people are not aware about the right structure. For example, the essay outline could be missing, or even students might not know what an introduction in an essay is. These aspects may cause a lot of problems that could be really hard to fix. Moreover, writing is a separate topic. Apart from the above, not everyone can be a good writer, but it matters a lot to the overall paper contribution. With the service of one should not worry about any of those things. Our website is equipped with a big number of professional writers that know their job and do it in a remarkable way. In order to ensure the delivery quality one can access to one of the sample essay papersthat are available on the website.

The usage of service is quite cheap

Knowing that our customers are mostly students we try to keep the price low. This is another benefit of ours. Most of the time, writing companies charge huge amounts of money for the papers that do not really worth it. However, with you will spend just the right sum for a remarkable quality and a research. Another important feature is that if you are not satisfied with the paper, our staff will eagerly revise it for free. We wish to bring to you notice that with you can become more successful along your academic path.

Want an expert write a paper for you?

You May Find These Interesting:

How to Write a Paper's Final Draft Tips on Writing Second Drafts

What our customers say
Once I had no time to write my research paper, so I decided to order it here. The paper was delivered on time. It was just ok. Thanks.
Iris L. Kiel, Germany.
Thank you for the great piece of writing. I'm sure I will use your service again, I have already recommended it to my friends.
Mary S. Algona, US.
All I have to say is that I am really happy with the music review I got. The writer was really professional and knew his stuff. Many thanks!
Joanna K. Baltimore, Maryland, USA
I don't know how I would manage to get through college without I always get super papers. Thanks guys!
Wayne F. Sydney, Australia
I just got a great summary. I have made a note of the writer's ID and will request him when I have another order. Many thanks!
Elizabeth K. Dallas, TX, USA
Yet again, has sent me a great essay. My only feedback is that I will definitely recommend your writing service to other students.
Danny N. Berkley, CA, USA
A really well-written paper on a complex and challenging subject! This is the only writing service I would ever use! Keep up the good work!
Walter M. Memphis, TN, USA
Guys, thank you! The two excellent papers you sent me brought my semester to a great end and gave me a lot more free time!
Donald S. Alexandria, VA, USA
The paper I got from you got an A+ grade so I will give your company the same grade. I will be asking for your help with more assignments soon.
Liz L. Burlington, VT, USA
I would just say the paper you wrote for me was excellent, and I was really delighted at its quality! Great writer and helpful service!
Steve R. Sioux Falls, SD, USA