To begin with the end in mind, you need to follow three simple steps: Take a few moments to review the assignment and rubric with a pen and highlighter, making notes and underlining key elements the prof wants to see.
Once you know what the prof wants, you can write a one sentence reference that you can refer to whenever you feel like you’re going off course.
With all the things you have going on as a student, writing a paper can seem like a daunting task.
Many students opt to put off that daunting task, which ultimately leads to bad grades on papers that would otherwise have been easy A's.
If you know that, you can write to the rubric and pick up easy points along the way.
Universities mandate that professors given students rubrics or some form of assessment guideline.
See where the prof tells you exactly what your paper should be?
Also, take a look at the section at the “Requirements” section.
Focus on Development and Body Paragraphs for your other two.
They’re simple—almost completely made of a thesis statement and transitions.