Five Paragraph Essay Writing Hints

Even if you are not the greatest essay writer in the world, you can still get decent evaluations on your assignments if you follow the five paragraph essay structure. Many students make the mistake of straying away from the old five-paragraph outline structure once they get to the post-secondary level. However, this is actually the biggest mistake that first year college students make. Unless you are an extremely creative writer who can make “your own rules’ the five paragraph essay structure, should be the bread and butter for every student on every single essay that they ever right. In fact, many instructors grade students on how they utilize this structure and properly outline and format their papers. In case you are not familiar with it essentially a 5-paragraph essay includes:

I. Introduction

II. Supporting Evidence #1

III. Supporting Evidence #2

VI. Supporting Evidence #3

V. Conclusion.

It is so EASY to do, and is the perfect formula for an easy to write, “A” grade academic essay at any level. Even though the expectations for a College or University paper may be higher, the basic format does not change. This is the simplest way to create an engaging essay that is short, to the point, and includes all of the needed elements that will garner you a good grade.

Tips for Writing With The 5 Paragraph Structure

- Introduce your three supporting ideas in the introduction along with your thesis.

- Be sure to include an allusion to your conclusion in the introduction as well

- Do not forget to briefly state your intent and method of research in the introduction

- Each piece of supporting evidence should be similar enough to relate to one another, but different enough to be separate points.

- You can tie your evidence together using clincher’s and lead ins as well as introducing the next concept in the final sentence of the paragraph.

- Do not forget to list your evidence in order of argumentative strength (least insightful to strongest)

- In your conclusion restate your purpose for writing and your findings.

- Summarize once again your three supporting remarks

-Conclude on a strong note, but do not introduce any new ideas in the conclusion.

- Try to tie everything together with one theme

- Make sure that everything is supporting your initial thesis statement that should of been introduced in the first paragraph.