"The point of the essay is to change things." - Edward Tufte
An essay is a lot like a military operation. It takes discipline, foresight, research, strategy, and, if done right, ends in total victory.Just like the tactics of the great generals, by laying out the square in advance with clear, orderly lines, you insulate yourself from the chaos of improvisation. You mark the boundaries now so you don’t have to later, and excellence is achieved simply by filling them in with your sentences. Each paragraph is given a singular purpose and its only duty is fulfillment.