Think of a conclusion, which will become your fifth paragraph. Restate the thesis, summarize your three points, and make a strong final statement that ties up and concludes the essay.
by Becton Loveless As you progress through school, you'll be required to write essays.
An essay is a written composition where you express a specific idea and then support it with facts, statements, analysis and explanations.
The basic format for an essay is known as the five paragraph essay – but an essay may have as many paragraphs as needed. However, the essay itself consists of three sections: an introduction, a body and a conclusion.
For example, lets assume the objective of your essay is to write an overview. However, if the objective or your essay is to write a specific analysis, then "RUSSIA" would be far too general a topic.
You'll need to narrow down your topic to something like "Russian Politics: Past, Present and Future" or "Racial Diversity in the Former USSR". Or to education about a person, place, thing or idea?However, as you progress in grade level, you'll increasingly be given the opportunity to choose the topic of your essays.When selecting a topic for your essay, you'll want to make sure your topic supports the type of paper you're expected to write.The following is an example of an expository (explanatory) thesis statement: The life of a child raised in Pena Blanca is characterized by little playing, a lot of hard work and extreme poverty.An example of an analytical thesis statement: An analysis of the loan application process for citizens of third world countries reveals one major obstacle: applicants must already have money in order to qualify for a loan.If you're expected to choose your own topic, then the first step is to define the purpose of your essay. The topic you choose needs to support the purpose of your essay.The purpose of your essay is defined by the type of paper you're writing.An example of an argumentative (persuasive) thesis statement: Instead of sending tax money overseas to buoy struggling governments and economies, U. residents should be offered tax incentives for donating to companies that provide micro loans directly to the citizens of third world countries.Once you're done developing a thesis statement that supports the type of essay your writing and the purpose of the essay, you're ready to get started on your introduction.Below we'll explore the basics of writing an essay.When you first start writing essays in school, it's not uncommon to have a topic assigned to you.