by Becton Loveless As you progress through school, you'll be required to write essays.And the farther along in school you get, the more complex and demanding the essays will become.The word "thesis" just sounds intimidating to most students, but a thesis is actually quite simple.
Whether you use a diagram or outline doesn't really matter.
Some people prefer and work better with the flowing structure of a diagram.
It's important that you learn early on how to write effective essays that communicate clearly and accomplish specific objectives.
An essay is a written composition where you express a specific idea and then support it with facts, statements, analysis and explanations.
The basic format for an essay is known as the five paragraph essay – but an essay may have as many paragraphs as needed. However, the essay itself consists of three sections: an introduction, a body and a conclusion.
Below we'll explore the basics of writing an essay.Once you're done developing a thesis statement that supports the type of essay your writing and the purpose of the essay, you're ready to get started on your introduction.The introduction is the first paragraph of the essay.You'll need to narrow down your topic to something like "Russian Politics: Past, Present and Future" or "Racial Diversity in the Former USSR". Or to education about a person, place, thing or idea?If you're expected to choose your own topic, then the first step is to define the purpose of your essay. The topic you choose needs to support the purpose of your essay.Also, get rid of those topics that are too challenging or that you're just not that interested in.Pretty soon you will have whittled your list down to just a few topics and then you can make a final choice. They want to make sure they have all their thoughts organized in their head before they put anything down on paper.It introduces the reader to the idea that the essay will address.It is also intended to capture the reader's attention and interest.If you've already selected an essay topic, and developed an outline or diagram, you now can decide what points you want to communicate through your essay. The first component is the topic, and the second is the point(s) of the essay.The following is an example of an expository (explanatory) thesis statement: The life of a child raised in Pena Blanca is characterized by little playing, a lot of hard work and extreme poverty.