After writing your plan conduct supplementary reading and refine your plan and make it more detailed.
It is tempting to skip these preliminary steps and just write the first draft while reading at the same time.
If you start off well then you are more likely to be forgiven for the odd mistake later one.
Ideally the conclusion should summarize the key themes / arguments of your essay.
name of psychologist and date of publication) in each paragraph. Each paragraph in your essay should contribute to answering the essay question.
Be careful to ensure that any methodological criticisms are justified and not trite.
(Point) It is argued that psychoanalytic therapy is only of benefit to an articulate, intelligent, affluent minority.
(Explain) Because psychoanalytic therapy involves talking and gaining insight, and is costly and time-consuming, it is argued that it is only of benefit to an articulate, intelligent, affluent minority.
Next conduct preliminary reading based on your lecture notes.
At this stage it's not crucial to have a robust understanding of key theories or studies, but you should at least have a general 'gist' of the literature. This plan could be in the form of a mind map, a summary table, or by writing a core statement (which encompass the entire argument of your essay in just a few sentences).