After the introduction come the physical body paragraphs. They often use up the majority of the essay.
Paragraphs contain three main sections:
- the thesis statement
- nearby paragraphs
The acronym PIE (which is short for Point/Illustration/Explanation) might be helpful to remember as helpful information for developing well-structured, coherent paragraphs. Academic paragraphs are often at least three sentences long, but can be longer. However, don’t make those sentences too much time. A sentence longer than three lines is too long as a rough guide.
All paragraphs should be focused: they should discuss only 1 point that is major. That point should connect with the overall focus of this essay (as described within the thesis statement).
The most important point of a paragraph is oftentimes called the >essay that is controlling.
Body paragraphs will often start with a listing of the controlling >essay.
The remainder paragraph supports that main point (the topic sentence), by explaining it in more detail, giving an illustration, or citing evidence that reinforces it.
The largest part of every body paragraph could be the illustration, which consists of explanations, supportive ev /> The illustration may include
- Published opinions
- Research from books, journal articles, websites, etc.
- Published case studies
- Research data