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Structure and Essays are Ultimately Important

The great thing about writing research papers is they are so structural that it makes them easy. Every paper, and I mean every paper follows one basic structure. Introduction (with thesis at the end of the area), body evidence paragraphs, thesis statement.

The Almighty Mighty Thesis Statement


And there is one element in all research paper that is crucial above all others—the thesis statement. What I have learned over years of writing is to write a very very strict thesis statement in the “I” voice. You can never go wrong with following your introduction with a very firm clear thesis statement prhased along the following lines:

The Structure of any Essay (except a strict argumentative) follows this framework.


  1. Introduction that captures the reader’s attention and leads into a very clearly stated thesis statement.
  2. Very clearly stated thesis statement (like the examples above)

  3. evidence paragraphs that prove the thesis is true. Every topic should reinforce the thesis statement.
  4. concluding paragraph.

In a strictly argumentative essay, the pattern goes like this:


  1. Introduction.
  2. Introduction with thesis statement

  3. Body evidence paragraphs.
  4. In the second or third to last paragraph you need to acknowledge the other sides major argument to counter yours.
  5. Then you need to overcome their major objection against you.
  6. This whole process can take two paragraphs or one, depending upon how much they would say against you and what you would say in rebuttal.

  7. Concluding Paragraph.

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