Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Structure of an essay

          An essay has a simple structure that can be followed easily. Any essay consists of an introduction, body and conclusion. Each of these contents of the structure carries their own function.
  •             Introduction
            This is a very important part of the essay. It lures the reader into reading on to the rest of the content. This part therefore requires being interesting and witty. Here one should explain the topic of discussion. Complex vocabularies in the topic should also be explained. It is in this part that the reader is directed on what you will be writing about. This is by pointing out the topic or area that the essay will be addressing. A thesis statement can also feature in the introduction.
  •             Body
            The body is made of paragraphs. The number of paragraphs is determined by the length of the essay. Each paragraph should start with a topic sentence. The rest of the paragraph is meant to support the topic sentence. This is by explaining the evidence from research done on the topic sentence. The sentences however require to be connected. This is done by linking words such as: in light of this, hence, therefore.
  •              Conclusion
            The conclusion is the parting shot of the essay. The conclusion should not be very long. However, it requires having a summary of the issues. If there was a question that required an answer in the topic, it should be answered at this point. A general conclusion of your argument can also appear in the conclusion.

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