The ESOL Essayist- The Body of an Essay
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It’s useful to think of a paragraph’s structure by comparison to the structure of an essay. As the body of an essay needs a good , so do the evidence and explanation given in a paragraph. Usually, this evidence will need to be contextualized, prefaced, or otherwise introduced before it is provided.
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After you have provided all for and against arguments in the main body of your essay you may state your own vision of the issue, explaining why you support exactly that idea. Do not forget to provide evidence and sufficient facts that will show your position is correct.
Build on your paragraph by including each of the supporting ideas from your outlineIn the body of the essay, all the preparation up to this point comes to fruition. The topic you have chosen must now be explained, described, or argued.The body of the essay provide details for the points in your introductory paragraph that support your thesis. Take the points you listed in your introduction and discuss each in one body paragraph. First, write a topic sentence that summarizes your point then explain why you feel the topic sentence is true. Finally, support your argument with evidence such as facts, quotes, examples and statistics.It is at this point of the essay that students may begin to struggle. This is the portion of the essay that will leave the most immediate impression on the mind of the reader. Therefore, it must be effective and logical. Do not introduce any new information into the conclusion; rather, synthesize the information presented in the body of the essay. Restate why the topic is important, review the main points, and review your thesis. You may also want to include a short discussion of more research that should be completed in light of your work.It might seem strange to think about writing your conclusion before you write the body of your essay, but unless you know where you are going you can easily lose direction. Also, the conclusion is the last thing the reader actually reads, so it needs to be memorable.