Well, you’ve just received a new assignment you’ve never seen before – a theme essay. Such essays are normally structured around a certain theme specified in the assignment prompt. As usual, writing a theme essay incudes three stages: prewriting, writing and revising. Prewriting Let’s start with prewriting. First of all, you should understand your topic. Very attentively read the essay prompt assigned specially for you. As usual, the topic of the assignment is explicitly stated there. In most cases the topic of the essay is rooted in the first noun of the prompt. For instance, you see a phrase «Mood disorders are one of the most misunderstood mental ailments». As follows from this sentence, «mood disorders» will be the essay’s theme.