3773 Layout

The 3773 layout means three sentences in the introduction, seven in the second paragraph, seven in the third paragraph and three in the conclusion.

That’s a total of 20 sentences. At an average of 12 words per sentence, that’s 240 words. Perfect for IELTS Task 2!

Either

  • Introduction
  • Body Paragraph For
  • Body Paragraph Against
  • Conclusion
Or

  • Introduction
  • Body Paragraph Against
  • Body Paragraph For
  • Conclusion
Introduction: Three sentences
  • Present situation and/or Both sides of Argument (1-2 sentences)
  • What you are going to do in this essay / Your opinion (Thesis sentence)
Paragraph 2: Seven Sentences
  • Topic Sentence
  • Argument 1 or Reason 1
  • Example, Explanation, or supporting detail (2-4 sentences)
  • Argument 2 or Reason 2
  • Example, Explanation, or supporting detail
  • Argument 3 or Reason 3
  • Example, Explanation, or supporting detail
Paragraph 3: Seven Sentences
  • Topic Sentence
  • Argument 1 or Reason 1
  • Example, Explanation, or supporting detail (2-4 sentences)
  • Argument 2 or Reason 2
  • Example, Explanation, or supporting detail
  • Argument 3 or Reason 3
  • Example, Explanation, or supporting detail
Conclusion: Three Sentences
  • Summary (both sides)
  • Present situation and your opinion
  • Future statement

 

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