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Most authors do not work from the title first. Sometimes they may have a working title in mind that may or may not become the actual title for the piece. The working title simply reminds the writer of the essay's focus. Usually the final title is determined after the piece is written. Student writers may waste a lot of time trying to dream up a great title before they even write their essay. However, it's much easier to write the essay first and then think of a creative title.