Writing a Five-Paragraph Essay: How to Avoid Common Mistakes

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Very often students have to write essays according to some instructions. And many students neglect the requirements and, as a result, fail. So, how to meet every requirement? How to make an essay correct and interesting? In this article, the classic five-paragraph essay format is discussed. Read and bear in mind the following tips how to avoid common mistakes in writing this type of essays. What is a five-paragraph essay? It is obvious that five-paragraph essay includes five sections. Traditionally, it is considered to be the most convenient format. A five-paragraph essay may be of various types: Descriptive essay; Persuasive essay; Comparison essay; Evaluation essay; Narrative essay and the like. So, why is this format is the most popular? Because it consist of five main paragraphs: Introduction; Three paragraphs of a main body of the essay; Conclusion. Each paragraph should be devoted to a certain piece of information. It should be noted that paragraphs should be linked to make an essay cohesive. This type of essays develops students' research and analytical skills and ability to structure information logically. Structuring essay A question may arise: What should a student write in each paragraph? 1.Introduction should include some background information on the topic of the essay as well as a thesis statement. It also provides a small outline of the essay. 2.The second paragraph should dwell on the first argument and evidence to support a thesis statement. This paragraph should be devoted to the strongest and the most important argument. 3.The third and the fourth paragraphs follow the same pattern and include the second and the third arguments. 4.Conclusion should restate what has been said in introduction but not repeat it in the same words. Provide a small summary of arguments and evidence. And finally, write some thought-provoking sentence that relate to the topic of the essay.

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This article was published on 2010/09/13