Parts of an Essay
Essays, like sandwiches or burgers, are divided into different parts. These parts are the:
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The Introduction opens the essay. It is a short paragraph - usually
about THREE sentences.
In an argument essay, it usually describes or summarizes both sides of the
present situation and says what you are going to do in your essay. Read
more about Introductions here.
The Body is the main part of the essay. In an argument essay, it is divided
into two or three paragraphs, giving your opinion and reasons.
Each paragraph in the body is between FIVE and SEVEN sentences long. Read
more about the Body of the essay here.
The Conclusion is the end of the essay. It is a short paragraph - about
THREE sentences. It often has the same idea as the Introduction, only in
Some people think of the essay as a sandwich. The Introduction and Conclusion
are the bread, and the Body is the filling in the center. Read
more about Conclusions here.
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