Organising/Planning your ideas before you write will improve the overall cohesion and clarity of any piece of writing - academic, business, email, report, letter etc. It is a simple technique, so often omitted from the writing process.
Planning or drafting, forces the writer to discard superfluous information.
Often perceived as somewhat laborious, planning – once mastered – is an invaluable writing tool. Many of us are able to plan simple pieces of writing – such as emails - in our heads, or as we go. However, if
English is not your first language, organising your ideas in your head may be challenging at first, and mastering this skill is bound to require a certain degree of diligence and practice.
A brief plan before you write, will polish up and improve the overall flow of information in your correspondence.