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Writing Help Basic 3 Paragraph Essay Structure
Here are some simple hints to make your writing better <ul><li>Paragraphs should be between 5-8 sentences in length. </li>...
Introductory Paragraph Start broad and get specific at the end.  Your first sentence should be an attention getter.  For a...
Body Paragraphs <ul><li>This is where you make the main points of your essay.  You should put 1 or 2 points in each paragr...
Conclusion <ul><li>It’s time to wrap things up.  This paragraph and the introduction should be like bookends for your essa...
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  1. 1. Writing Help Basic 3 Paragraph Essay Structure
  2. 2. Here are some simple hints to make your writing better <ul><li>Paragraphs should be between 5-8 sentences in length. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that unless your teacher tells you otherwise, this is formal writing so your language needs to be formal. There is no room for slang. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your own words. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introductory Paragraph Start broad and get specific at the end. Your first sentence should be an attention getter. For a research paper or persuasive essay, you might consider using a quote or startling statistic. You can also use this paragraph to introduce some of the points you will be making in the essay or paper. Your last sentence should be the main idea of your essay, or thesis statement for a research paper. Picture an inverted triangle to help you.
  4. 4. Body Paragraphs <ul><li>This is where you make the main points of your essay. You should put 1 or 2 points in each paragraph. Your essay should have at least 1 body paragraph. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Conclusion <ul><li>It’s time to wrap things up. This paragraph and the introduction should be like bookends for your essay. In your conclusion you should start specific and end broad. The last sentence of this paragraph should be a restatement of the main idea of your essay but not in the same words from the introduction. </li></ul>

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