Essay Layout

There are basically two ways to layout or organize your paragraphs

  • 3773 – a four-paragraph essay
  • 35553 – a five-paragraph essay

3773 Layout – 4 paragraphs

This is the 3773 layout. Use it when you want to agree AND disagree in your essay. (One paragraph each)

35553 Layout – 5 paragraphs

This is 35553 layout. Use it when you want to either agree OR disagree for 100% of the essay. Use the other type (3773) when you want to agree AND disagree.

The number refers to the number of sentences in each paragraph.

3773 means

  • a 3-sentence Intro
  • a 7-sentence para
  • a 7-sentence para
  • a 3-sentence conclusion
35553 means

  • a 3-sentence Intro
  • a 5-sentence para
  • a 5-sentence para
  • a 5-sentence para
  • a 3-sentence conclusion
The 3773 layout is a total of 20 sentences. At about 12 words per sentence, this makes 240 words. Click here for an example of 3773 layout.

 

The 35553 is a total of 21 sentences. At about 12 words per sentence, this adds up to 252 words. Click here for an example of 35553 layout.

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