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  1. Essay Writing  An Essay is a combination of a few meaningful paragraphs around a particular topic or theme. Structure of an essay:  An essay should have a minimum of four to five paragraphs and a maximum 10-15 paragraphs (No upper limit for maximum)
  2. Introduction  Introductory paragraphs present the main or central idea/concept/theme of the topic.  It conveys the main idea in the form of a thesis statement.  What is thesis statement:  A thesis statement is the gist/summary of the entire essay.  Thesis statement can appear either in the first, second, or third sentence of an introducing paragraph.  Only one sentence is a thesis statement out of 5-7 sentences of an introductory paragraphs.  Thesis statement contains key words/key terms which will be further explained in the subsequent paragraphs.
  3. Main Body The introductory paragraph gives on a linking thread. IP: Introductory paragraph BP: Body Paragraph-1,2,3 CP: Concluding Paragraph IP BP-1 BP-2 BP-3 CP
  4. Concluding Paragraph  It is the third part of an essay.  It restates the thesis statement in different words. May not be in same words.  It presents the gist or summary of the entire essay.  It also include concluding remarks.  It has personal voice of the writer.  It can have 3-5 sentences.
  5. Sample example for and against essay.
  6. Write an opinion essay on the question below.  In some countries an increasing number of people are suffering from health problems as a result of eating too much fast food. It is therefore necessary for governments to impose a higher tax on this kind of food. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

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  1. Sample example for and against essay.