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How to write an essay?

Carefully prepare your introduction. In the first paragraph of your essay, be sure to write the
essential elements: who, what, when, where, and how. What is the topic of your essay? Who is
involved? When did it happen? Where can it be found? How did it happen?
1State your thesis. Your thesis is your main claim in your essay. It is the central idea that
controls all the rest of the ideas you write. It should in the form of a declarative sentence or a
sentence that declares a proposition, such as "Knowing how to write an essay is easy". You can
write you thesis either as the first sentence or as the last sentence of your essay.
A good thesis statement is able to capture the essential details of any written article despite
being just one sentence. It should be able to answer most of the four "W's" and the "H"
whenever applicable: who, what, when, where, and how. If you already know how to write a
thesis statement, you should know by now that it also oftentimes comes in the form of "X is Y
because Z".
X is the topic/main subject to talk about.
Y describes your main subject
Z provides the reasons about the description.

For example, "Writing a thesis statement is easy because I understand how to write one". Here
are a few more tips on how to write a thesis statement.

2Write your body paragraphs. The first body paragraph immediately follows from your
introduction. The ideal number of body paragraphs for a short essay is three. Each body
paragraph should discuss one of your supporting ideas for your thesis. Avoid discussing the
same idea for two or all of your essay's body paragraphs. A basic way to writing body
paragraphs is to make a topic sentence as the beginning sentence for each of these
paragraphs. For example, your body paragraph may start with the sentence "Knowing how to
write an essay is easy because [supporting idea/argument #1]". Your next body paragraph may
start with the sentence "Knowing how to write an essay is easy because [supporting
idea/argument #2]". And so on. Be sure to limit your discussion within your body paragraph
according to what you stated in the corresponding topic sentence.
3Write your rebuttals or refutations. Your rebuttals or refutations are your counter-arguments to
the possible criticisms against your claims. It is not enough to simply acknowledge and refute
criticisms. It is better if you can show their weaknesses and show why these points are
4Write your conclusion. Your concluding paragraph is where you summarize your supporting
ideas [the ones you discussed in your body paragraphs]. After which, you restate your thesis
towards the end of your essay. Avoid introducing new ideas in your essay's conclusion.
5Read, edit, rewrite. Read your essay. Edit any errors in grammar. Rewrite inconsistencies in
ideas. In short, polish your essay.

Essay Structure
Introduction: Present the topic that you want to write about. State your thesis.
Body Paragraph 1: Topic sentence and supportive arguments.
Body Paragraph 2: Topic sentence and supportive arguments.
Body Paragraph 3: Topic sentence and supportive arguments
Conclusion: Summarize your supporting ideas/arguments.
References: Books, internet, quotes.