In the Hot Seat: Writing Under Pressure Consider this organization: · Open with your thesis, an overview of the point you'll be making. · Bring in details to support your thesis, adding summary where necessary. 241 Write This Way Here's an excellent essay written under pressure in one hour. The writer was directed to create a well-organized essay of about 350 words that supports his or her viewpoint of the following topic. The essay had to use specific details and examples. Topic: Some critics have charged that American cities are dying, victims of neglect, crime, and decay. Others counter that American cities have never been more vital, offering unparalleled cultural, recreational, and social activities. Analyze the issue and decide which side of the argument is more valid. Sample response: