Ch 12: Essay Structure & Elements

About This Chapter

Review material on the standard structure of an essay and the names of its different paragraphs. The short, fun videos within this chapter also cover fundamentals of effective arguments in essays.

Essay Structure & Elements - Chapter Summary

Make sure you have a good grip on the basic rules of an essay introduction in this chapter, including the use of some kind of attention getter. The functions of a thesis statement and whether one is always needed are also discussed. You can further reinforce your understanding of major essay components by examining these chapter topics:

  • The purpose of a topic sentence
  • Key considerations for writing solid body paragraphs
  • Using transition words and phrases
  • Majors elements of an effective conclusion

You'll need an average of only five to ten minutes to watch a video lesson in this chapter. Check out the videos on your computer or mobile device, depending on what works best for you. Convenient video tags can be utilized to track down any video part you want to review. Find out how well you understand this chapter's major points by taking each lesson's self-assessment quiz and the summary exam at the end of the chapter.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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