What Is The Basic Structure For The Body Paragraphs Of An Essay?

When you are tasked with any writing assignment one of the key aspect you have to cover our of course the body paragraphs. Many students struggle with body paragraphs simply because they do not understand exactly what is required of them in this area. Body paragraphs constitute the center of the assignment and they fall in between the introduction and conclusion.

  • When you are crafting the body section of your paper it is important to note that each paragraph in the body should constitute one key subject or idea that you want to present. This means that if you have five supporting arguments for your topic you should have five body paragraphs, one for each of the supporting topics.

  • You want each of the body paragraphs to have roughly the same amount of evidence. Taking the example above, if you have five key ideas that you want to present and you have five body paragraphs, you want each of those body paragraphs to contain the same amount of evidence. So with three of your paragraphs have five pieces of data but two of your paragraphs only have one or two pieces of data then you need to revisit the structure of your body paragraphs to see if you can expound upon the two ideas that lack the same amount of data or perhaps migrate them so that they become one paragraph instead of two.

  • You also want to make sure that you have good transitions. Your reader should be taken smoothly from one paragraph to the next. This means that you need to use transitional language that helps them to move from the end of one to the beginning of another without any conflicts. This transition should not be abrupt or confusing. It should be very easy and very smooth.

  • If you have already drafted your introduction or your conclusion you want to make sure that you review what you wrote and that the information contained in both the introduction and conclusion match the actual information presented in the body paragraphs. If you edited the structure or got rid of one key idea because it lacked sufficient evidence then you must make sure that you edited that same piece of information as it was presented in the introduction or the conclusion. This is important to the overall flow of your final work.