Category Archives: Writing Basics

Conclusion – Writing Basics

Conclusion The conclusion serves to give the reader closure, summing up the essay’s points or providing a final viewpoint about the topic. The conclusion should consist of three or four convincing sentences. Clearly review the main points, being careful not to restate them exactly, or briefly describe your opinion about the topic. Even an anecdote… Read More »

Body – Writing Basics

Body The body paragraphs will explain your essay’s topic. Each of the main ideas that you listed in your outline will become a paragraph in your essay. If your outline contained three main ideas, you will have three body paragraphs. Start by writing down one of your main ideas, in sentence form. If your essay… Read More »

Introduction – Writing Basics

Introduction The introduction should start with a general discussion of your subject and lead to a very specific statement of your main point, or thesis. Sometimes an essay begins with a “grabber,” such as a challenging claim, or surprising story to catch a reader’s attention. The thesis should tell in one (or at most two)… Read More »

Thesis – Writing Basics

Why Should Your Essay Contain A Thesis Statement? to test your ideas by distilling them into a sentence or two to better organize and develop your argument to provide your reader with a “guide” to your argument In general, your thesis statement will accomplish these goals if you think of the thesis as the answer… Read More »