Almost every course you will encounter in college will include writing assignments. One of the most common writing assignments is known as an essay. While the content and style of essay projects will vary across the disciplines, there are a number of key components that all good essays include. This section of the guide walks you through some of the basic components of the essay genre. Here are some general thoughts before you get started.
Parts of an Essay: This handout breaks down an essay into it core parts.
Also, the short video below will provide you with an overview of essay organization.
Here are some brief tips about how to write a strong thesis statement for your college writing project.
This resource walks you through paragraph creation including how to implement good topic sentences, proper organization, and excellent development.
See additional resources below for composing your essay's body paragraphs: