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The essay

In English, an essay is a set of connected paragraphs that develop a linear argument, ie point 1 leads to point 2, to point 3 etc. It has a specific three part structure. All essays must have the following parts:

  • an introduction – introduces the essay topic
  • a body – contains the main essay content
  • a conclusion – concludes and once again summarises the main points of the essay.

This section will take you through the essential parts and structure of an essay.


The structure of an essay



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