I created this graphic organizer to use in science class to help students in an alternative setting who have had little practice in writing. However, I’ve found it to be useful in many settings. The document can be printed in sections so it can be offered to students in chunks as they complete each part. This reduces stress, helps students stay organized, and allows you to teach each part of the essay, offer support, and pace the writing process. My students love it! They report that it keeps them on track during the research process, helps them get past the blank page, and makes the idea of writing an essay not so daunting!