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Here’s a complete guide to writing essay:



The Five Paragraph Essay


Paragraph 1: Introduction
Paragraph 2: Body 1
Paragraph 3: Body 2
Paragraph 4: Body 3
Paragraph 5: Conclusion


The Introduction


The principle purpose of the introduction is to present your “thesis” on the topic. The essay should begin with a “hook” that grabs the reader’s attention and makes them want to read on. Hence we start with a general idea about the topic and subsequently arrive to the main idea. The thesis should be a clear, one-sentence explanation of your position in an unambiguous manner .Following the thesis, a mini-outline is proffered which previews the examples you will use to support your thesis in the rest of the essay. Finally, designing the last sentence in this way has the added benefit of seamlessly moving the reader to the first paragraph of the body of the paper.


The Body Paragraphs


The middle paragraphs of the essay are collectively known as the body paragraphs supporting the main purpose of spelling out in detail the examples that support the thesis.

For body paragraph 1: The strongest argument or most significant example ought to be used at this juncture. The first sentence of this paragraph should be the topic sentence of the paragraph that directly relates to the examples listed in the mini-outline of introductory paragraph. Seal the deal by directly stating why this example is relevant. The topic sentence should be ornate with a transitional word and have a common thread to bind the other body paragraphs.


The Conclusion


As the final paragraph represents your last chance to make your case and, as such, should follow an extremely rigid format. One way to think of the conclusion is, paradoxically, as a second introduction because it does in fact contain many of the same features. Effective conclusions open with a concluding transition (“in conclusion,” “in the end,” etc.) and an allusion to the “hook” used in the introductory paragraph.


Introduction Paragraph


  • - Attention grabbing hook
  • - A thesis statement
  • - A preview of the three subtopics you will discuss in the subsequent body paragraph.

Body Paragraph 1


  • - Topic sentence with the subtopic coupled with a transition word
  • - Supporting details with relevant examples
  • - An explanation how the example supports the thesis.

Body Paragraph 2


  • - Topic sentence with the subtopic coupled with a transition word
  • - Supporting details with relevant examples
  • - An explanation how the example supports the thesis.

Body Paragraph 3


  • - Topic sentence with the subtopic coupled with a transition word
  • - Supporting details with relevant examples
  • - An explanation how the example supports the thesis.

Conclusion


  • - Concluding transition, reverse hook and reinstatement of thesis
  • - Global Statement or call to action


Tips to make your essays shine:


  1. Plan and make a framework of your essay
  2. Include variety of expressions (ideas)
  3. Use transition words
  4. Use varied lexical range
  5. Engage in the art of paraphrasing
  6. Give your thoughts a structured approach
  7. Practice makes a man perfect

Hope these tips and techniques are useful and that they help you take your writing essays to new heights.



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