There are several important steps for
Essay questions are about topics that most students are
A question that asks you to compare and contrast, or
agree or disagree , gives an issue and the context in which
it is founds, then a task ( a problem to resolve) .
The response to the question ( the solution to the
problem) should include a discussion of the issue and
your position regarding the issue.
Diagram of an Essay
The following diagram shows you at a glance the
different parts of a standard college essay, also known
as a one- three- one essay. This diagram will serve as a
helpful guide when you are writing or evaluating
Diagram of an Essay
Opening remarks to catch reader’s interest
Plan of development (optional)
Topic sentence 1 (supporting point 1)
Topic sentence 2 (supporting point 2)
Topic sentence 3 (Supporting point 3)
Functions of the Introduction
A well-written introductory paragraph performs several roles:
1.It attracts the reader’s interest. Encouraging him or her to continue
2.It supplies any background information that may be needed to
understand the essay.
3. It presents a thesis statement. This clear , direct statement of the
main idea of the paper usually appears near the end of the inroductory
4. It indicates a plan of development. In this “preview” the major
supporting point for the thesis are listed in the order in which they
will be presented. In some cases, the thesis and plan development
appear in the sentence.
Writing a good Thesis
To write a good thesis, you must begin with a subject
that is neither too broad nor too narrow. Suppose, for
example, that an instructor asks you to write a paper.
the sequence of steps in writing an effective essay
End with a summary and final thought. When army
instructor train new recruits, each of their lessons
follows a three-step formula.
a. Tell them what you’re going to tell them
b. tell them
c. Tell them what you’ve told them.
2. In your conclusion, you may provide an answer to your
question. Be sure, though that the question is
closely related to your thesis.
Some people think that cities the best places to live.
Others prefer to live in a rural area. Compare the
advantages of living in the city to advantages of living
in the country. Where would you prefer to live? Give
reasons for your choice.
City : Advantages
Better job/ more
Close to nature
Safe place to live