The paragraph concludes with a specific thesis statement.
Body: The body of a composition can consist of any number of paragraphs that support the thesis statement.
Conclusion: The concluding paragraph brings the composition to a close.
It often begins with a restatement of the thesis in different words.
The multi-paragraph composition structure looks something like this: Introduction: The introductory paragraph sets the tone and the direction for the composition.
The paragraph starts with a general statement or question that captures the reader’s attention.
Although these genres, also known as the modes of discourse, have been criticized by some composition scholars, the Purdue OWL recognizes the wide spread use of these genres and students’ need to understand and produce these types of essays. The essay is a commonly assigned form of writing that every student will encounter while in academia.
Therefore, it is wise for the student to become capable and comfortable with this type of writing early on in her training.
However, students can avoid the discomfort often associated with essay writing by understanding some common genres.
Before delving into its various genres, let’s begin with a basic definition of the essay.