An Essay is a combination of a few meaningful paragraphs around a
particular topic or theme.
Structure of an essay:
An essay should have a minimum of four to five paragraphs and a maximum
10-15 paragraphs (No upper limit for maximum)
Introductory paragraphs present the main or central
idea/concept/theme of the topic.
It conveys the main idea in the form of a thesis statement.
What is thesis statement:
A thesis statement is the gist/summary of the entire essay.
Thesis statement can appear either in the first, second, or third
sentence of an introducing paragraph.
Only one sentence is a thesis statement out of 5-7 sentences of an
Thesis statement contains key words/key terms which will be further
explained in the subsequent paragraphs.
The introductory paragraph gives on a linking thread.
IP: Introductory paragraph
BP: Body Paragraph-1,2,3
CP: Concluding Paragraph
IP BP-1 BP-2 BP-3 CP
It is the third part of an essay.
It restates the thesis statement in different words. May not be in same words.
It presents the gist or summary of the entire essay.
It also include concluding remarks.
It has personal voice of the writer.
It can have 3-5 sentences.
Write an opinion essay on the question
In some countries an increasing number of people are suffering from health
problems as a result of eating too much fast food. It is therefore necessary for
governments to impose a higher tax on this kind of food. To what extent do
you agree or disagree with this opinion?