One thing that worked really well for me while doing my this I believe essay was basing it on a story. It was easy to write because I just told the story and made the connection to my belief statement. It is a pretty serious story too which I think helps make my point more evident to the reader. I didn't drift off of the topic or anything because I just went with my story. Perhaps if we do writing similar to this in the future I will use real events from my own life to make the writing better such as I have done here.