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The Parts of an Essay: Help & Examples - Chapter Summary
From outlining to writing the essay body, this chapter provides a detailed review of the components of an essay. You can develop a strong understanding of what a thesis statement is as well as how to write one and build your essay around it. Experienced instructors guide you easily through each topic, and you can contact them with any questions via a short online form. Video and text lessons are easily accessible from any device so you can study when it's convenient for your schedule. You can print the lesson transcripts to create handy reference materials. After you complete this chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the structure and organization of an essay's argument
- Write a strong essay body
- Develop an effective outline
- Define and write a thesis statement
1. How to Write a Strong Essay Body
This video will show you how to achieve unified, coherent body paragraphs in your essays. By creating well-developed body paragraphs, your essays will be cleaner, sharper and earn you a better grade!
2. How to Write an Outline
Whether it's a doctoral thesis or high school essay, outlining is crucial to writing success. This lesson emphasizes the importance of outlines and specifically addresses the three most common outlines for writers to utilize.
3. What is a Thesis Statement?
Before we can talk about how to write a great thesis statement, you need to be able to identify a great thesis when you see one. Contrary to what you may have been taught, a thesis is so much more than just the last sentence of the opening paragraph of an essay.
4. How to Write a Thesis Statement
Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.
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