These helpful links are from the OWL at Purdue University's Writing Center
Although the specific structure of an essay varies depending on the subject, many forms of academic writing possess similarities at a basic level. There are typically three fundamental parts to an essay:
2. Body Paragraphs
Other Typical Components include:
4. Thesis Statement (typically the last sentence of the introductory paragraph)
5. Counter-Argument (addresses potential criticisms of your main point)
All of these critical essay elements are discussed in more detail by the resources provided in the "helpful links" section on this page.