What is Structure?


STRUCTURAL: Relating to the way something is built or organized.

The "classic" five paragraph essay structure is as follows: Your first paragraph is an introductory paragraph that ends with a concise thesis statement.  The next three body paragraphs each function to support the argument presented in your thesis statement. The final paragraph is a concluding paragraph.

Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/tburke1/beyond.html

Adapted from What Is Writing?: An Introduction to Writing as an Act and Medium of Communication (2015)

See Also: Professor Rodgers' Open Access English Handbook

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