Speaking of thinking...
Remember when you were writing simple essays in school and you had to start
with a thesis? Once you chose your thesis (for without a good thesis, there is no good essay), you used three pieces of supporting evidence to
prove that your thesis was solid. Soon you had a five-paragraph paper: An introduction, a
paragraph for each piece of supporting evidence, and a conclusion.
It seems to me that if I, as an adult, would remember that lesson in composition, if I would organize my thoughts like the essay outline, then my words would be much more credible.