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from "The Tuition Tap" by Tim Lindemuth in , February, 1994.

You should plan what your paper will look like before any of its contents are written. This will allow you to create a solid structure of your text that will be easy for the reader to understand. First of all, you should divide your paper into three main sections: the introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion. Then, you should take each section and briefly indicate what you will write in them. If you follow your outline when writing your essay, you won’t forget to mention any important fact or detail.


A conclusion is an end or finish of an essay. Often, the conclusion includes a judgment or decision that is reached through the reasoning described throughout the essay.

This paragraph should include the following:

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“A form of essay writing which provides an analysis, interpretation, or evaluation of a text, book or literary work of another author”.

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Transitions are the mortar that holds the foundation of the essay together. Without logical progression of thought, the reader is unable to follow the essay’s argument, and the structure will collapse.

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Each paragraph should be limited to the exposition of one general idea. This will allow for clarity and direction throughout the essay. What is more, such conciseness creates an ease of readability for one’s audience. It is important to note that each paragraph in the body of the essay must have some logical connection to the thesis statement in the opening paragraph.

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Often times, students are required to write expository essays with little or no preparation; therefore, such essays do not typically allow for a great deal of statistical or factual evidence.

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Though creativity and artfulness are not always associated with essay writing, it is an art form nonetheless. Try not to get stuck on the formulaic nature of expository writing at the expense of writing something interesting. Remember, though you may not be crafting the next great novel, you are attempting to leave a lasting impression on the people evaluating your essay.

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It is at this point of the essay that students will inevitably begin to struggle. This is the portion of the essay that will leave the most immediate impression on the mind of the reader. Therefore, it must be effective and logical. Do not introduce any new information into the conclusion; rather, synthesize and come to a conclusion concerning the information presented in the body of the essay.