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07/31/2016

The Components of an Essay

If your child has been assigned an essay, but they're not quite sure where to begin, understanding the components of an essay is a good place to start. Help your child understand these components so that they can produce an effective essay.

Your Essay's Introduction

Every essay needs to begin with an introduction paragraph. This short paragraph should briefly introduce the topic to the reader and set the tone for the rest of the paper. Your child should do their best to grab the readers' attention while also making their stance on the subject clear. This paragraph should end with a thesis statement that explains the point of the essay.

Writing the Body Paragraphs

After the introduction, the essay will need at least a couple body paragraphs that support or prove the thesis. Each body paragraph should be dedicated to a main idea or a main point that helps strengthen the argument. Research may be necessary in order to find supporting evidence for these main ideas. If this is the case, be sure the information used comes from credible sources and that these sources are properly cited in the essay and are included in the bibliography.

Finish off with a Conclusion

The conclusion is exactly what it sounds like: the final paragraph where the essay is brought to a close. In this final component sum up the main ideas and briefly reinforce the thesis once more. It is necessary in an essay because it helps give the paper a smooth transition out rather than just ending things abruptly.

Tutoring in Greer SC

Learning to write a full essay can be stressful for young students. If your child needs help developing their essay writing skills, the tutors at The Tutoring Center, Greer SC can help. They offer various academic programs that can help your child reach their academic potential. For more information, give their learning center a call at (864)655-4664.

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