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How to Write a Good Four Paragraph Essay

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Khalid Al Hariri, MA (#111637)

Everything You Need to Know About How to Write a Good Four Paragraph Essay is a step-by-step guide to how you can build your four paragraph essay in a very easy way. The book explains how the writer dynamically and smoothly moves on with the writing process, giving examples for each and every one of the stages. Further, it breaks the essay, and even the most important parts of it like the thesis statement, into parts so that the writer would work on each part alone to find him/herself with a completed four paragraph essay at the end. In Everything You Need to Know About How to Write a Good Four Paragraph Essay, students will get introduced to the basics of writing a four paragraph essay starting from the title, going through each paragraph, and ending with the conclusion, keeping in mind the general traits of writing a good essay.

A four-paragraph essay can be mainly used when the student is given an assignment that requires him/her to present an argument and a counter-argument or if s/he wants to give the pros and cons of a certain issue, person, etc. In addition, if the student wants to compare/contrast two issues, people, places, etc. using the block method (where the first body paragraph is dedicated to state all the features of the first part of the comparison/contrast and the second body paragraph is dedicated to state all the features of the second part.)

It is noteworthy to mention here that writing does not only show the linguistic proficiency of the writer, but it is, also, a good way to evaluate his/her reasoning. The focus and organization of ideas on the paper reflect the focus and organization of ideas in the writer s mind. Hence, Everything You Need to Know About How to Write a Good Four Paragraph Essay will give you a very easy way to stay focused and organized while writing your essay. It is easy to get distracted by the many thoughts that come to the front of your head while writing; however, Everything You Need to Know About How to Write a Good Four Paragraph Essay is your safe way to stay on the track of your topic in an organized form.

This book is user friendly and it does not require that much of prior knowledge or experience in writing. In fact, you can take your pen and paper and start writing your four paragraph essay while reading the book.

This book is ideal for both high school and college students.

An Introduction to How to Write a Good Four Paragraph Essay

The four paragraph essay is one of the most common ways to assess students in writing. Therefore, teachers and professors ask students to write this type of essay as assignments or in exams. As a matter of fact, the four paragraph essay is a good way to help students get their ducks in a row; it shows that they can get ideas focused, organized, and developed within a certain mold. Some students do not feel that there is enough time to write a 5-paragraph essay in class or in tests neither do they find enough supporting details to include for a 5-paragraph essay; therefore, it is much easier and faster to write a four paragraph essay either for a writing assignment or a test. As long as the student has the ability to express his/her thoughts in a well-structured form, s/he can get the desired mark.

Clarity and cohesion are very important to writing. Unlike the listener who can ask about any vague idea, the reader does not have the opportunity of getting explanations for what s/he does not understand. For this reason, the writer has to be as careful as possible to make his/her writing understandable to any reader. It is because writers draw the line of thought they are following in their heads that they feel their writing is clear. This may not apply to the reader who is not living in the brain of the writer and that is why readers get stuck, sometimes, at certain points; what makes the essay, article, or whatsoever it is unreadable. In Everything You Need to Know About How to Write a Good Four Paragraph Essay, you will learn how to get a coherent essay without even worrying about it; just follow the easier than easy steps and get your essay the way it should be.

When a student is given a writing assignment, especially in tests, s/he asks him/herself about how s/he can write approximately 350-500 words in a very limited time. In Everything You Need to Know About How to Write a Good Four Paragraph Essay, the student will not have to deal with the 500 words block at once; rather s/he will have to deal with the segments to which the essay can be broken. To deal with these segments, it is like answering questions: each segment will be almost the length of an answer of a question. By combining all the segments together, the student will find a complete and concise essay.

Furthermore, Everything You Need to Know About How to Write a Good Four Paragraph Essay will give you templates that you can use for thesis statements and topic sentences.
Writing is not only a concern of the students of English departments, but it is also very important to all students. Students of departments other than English have to put down their thoughts clearly in order to convey their ideas without falling in the trap of ambiguity.

About the Author

Khalid Al Hariri, MA

Active since Mar 2013

Khalid Al Hariri, MA worked as a translator in the UAE between 2004 and 2006. After that, he received an MA in English Literature and Criticism in 2008 for which he wrote a thesis entitled The Village as Mise en Scene in Modern Irish Drama. He supervised a drama club and trained students in writing. In addition to his work as an academic expert at BrainMass, he currently teaches English Literature and runs a writers circle. He writes essays on literature and criticism like The Status of Literature in a World where Writing Rules.

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