Following the introduction come the body paragraphs. They generally take up almost all of the essay.
Paragraphs contain three main sections:
- the thesis statement
- nearby paragraphs
The acronym PIE (which is short for Point/Illustration/Explanation) could be useful to remember as a guide for developing well-structured, coherent paragraphs. Academic paragraphs are usually at the least three sentences long, but could be longer. However, don’t make those sentences too much time. A sentence longer than three lines is too long as a rough guide. Подробнее →