StructureHow to structure your essay

The general structure of an academic essay is similar to any other academic work, such as a presentation or a lecture. It too has an introduction, a main body, and a conclusion.


The general structure of an academic essay is shown in the diagram below. Each area is discussed in more detail in other sections of the website. Click on a link for more information.



Paragraph 1

Topic sentence
Supporting idea
Supporting idea
Supporting idea
...
(Concluding sentence)
Paragraph 2

Topic sentence
Supporting idea
Supporting idea
Supporting idea
...
(Concluding sentence)
Paragraph 3

Topic sentence
Supporting idea
Supporting idea
Supporting idea
...
(Concluding sentence)

Main body

   

Conclusion

   


Next section

Find out how to structure an essay introduction in the next section.




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Go back to the previous section about problem-solution essays, in the essay types section.







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