The Alex Essay Writing Tool

The Alex Essay Writing Tool was developed by the Royal Literary Fund. It is very useful when you first start writing essays as it will give you a structured approach to your writing, especially when you also need to read and structure your work in an academic context.

It will take you through the process of writing an essay one step at a time:

  1. Before you Begin
  2. Your Essay
  3. Brainstorming
  4. Parts of your Essay
  5. Now you can Read
  6. Balance
  7. Close Reading
  8. Giving your Material Order
  9. Write, repeat
  10. Revising

The tool is a useful first step, but you will find much more detail available on the Royal Literary Fund’s website for Writing Essays. This is a fantastic read and well worth looking at before you start your work.