1. If you're writing an article on 'Preserving Culture for Sustainable Development in the Era of Village-Industrialization,' it's important to understand the rules of essay format. Understanding the correct way to format your essay will help you in the planning and writing processes.
What is an essay format?
An essay format is its layout—how it begins (introduction), what's found in the middle (body paragraphs) and how it all wraps up (conclusion).
There are guidelines found in the MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychiatric Association) style manuals that your teacher will require you to follow.
Every essay must be formatted with:
This is the first paragraph of the essay and it includes the thesis statement and the revelation of the purpose/topic of your essay. The introduction must hook the reader—what challenging, new, or interesting information will you present? The introduction also acts as a bridge into the first body paragraph.
Body paragraphs (typically three in a high school essay) are the core of the essay. This is where you'll present information to support the thesis statement found in the introduction. Each paragraph has its own focus but continues the process of purposefully supporting the thesis. The last body paragraph will gradually lead the reader to the conclusion.
This is the last paragraph and is where you tie the information from the introduction and body paragraphs together. Your thesis statement will be restated in the conclusion, as will a brief summary of the points you made in the body paragraphs.
Next, you'll need to understand your topic. If you're unfamiliar with the topic, you cannot write an effective essay. Here are some links to help with your research:
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