What does connecting a piece of information with another piece of information help you with?

If you want to write a good essay, you need to prove your point or defend your thesis statement. Connecting one piece of information with another enables you to show trends or patterns, or to demonstrate that there is a relationship of some kind. It's a useful strategy, because it shows that a particular idea or concept wasn't just an accident or a coincidence. For example, if you connect a theory to some people who knew about it and reacted to it, you are showing that the theory was important: other people studied it and either accepted it or rejected it.