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    How to Write an Essay

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    Parts of the Essay

    I. Introduction
    A. Introduction grabs the reader's attention; quotes, fragments of the action, and meaningful questions related to your topic are all good methods
    B. Set the tone for the essay
    C. Thesis statement presents your subject and its significance
    II. Supporting paragraphs - the body
    A. At least one paragraph for each point you wish to make
    B. Organize paragraphs in logical fashion: chronological, emphatic, general to specific
    C. Have a strong topic sentence for each paragraph
    D. Use good transitional phrases
    E. Use specific details that appeal to the senses
    III. Conclusion
    A. Reiterate your thesis sentence
    B. Wrap up the essay with something meaningful, exciting, shocking, or otherwise interesting statement - quotes and provocative questions are good

    Even if an essay has all of the above components, it is not complete without serious, careful revision. Revise based upon the effectiveness of the above elements, and ask yourself some questions.
    • Do the paragraphs work together to create a cohesive whole?
    • How does what you wrote stand up to scrutiny?
    • Is your meaning clear and your wording precise?
    • Have you addressed the requirements of the assignment?
    • Have you achieved your purpose?

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    Parts of the Essay

    I. Introduction
    A. Introduction grabs the reader's attention; quotes, fragments of the action, and meaningful questions related to your topic are all good methods
    B. Set the tone for the essay
    C. Thesis statement presents your subject and its significance
    II. Supporting paragraphs - the ...

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