Structure of an Essay: Introduction, Body paragraphs, Conclusion

The introduction is the main component within the structure of your essay. This part contains the main thought of the essay and states the purpose of your writing. The introduction typically consists of a thesis statement (also called “a topic sentence”) and a few more sentences that explain or expand the main statement. The topic sentence together with these few sentences are collectively referred to as the “introduction.”

Descriptive Essay Structure, Structure of Descriptive Essay

1. Discourse/ideas and thoughts presented in an essay
2. Structure of essay
3. Making Outline
4. Principles and Qualities of a good essay
5. Proficiency and competency in writing in English


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Thanks Chris. It is very helpful.
However I have a doubt regarding argument task instructions. There are 7 types of instructions for an argument task as suggested by ETS site. Lets say if the topic is same, how should the structure of essay change with respect to different argument task instructions.
I have consulted a couple of sources ( ARCO/Barron etc) however none of them address that how best to handle different argument prompts and am confused on that one.


requires that with every new idea, you should begin a new paragraph. This will show the reader the structure of your essay. Every paragraph should start with a sentence that will clearly identify the main point that you will be exploring in that section.