How to write body paragraphs.
Body paragraphs are the middle layers of the “sandwich” called essay. You narrate, explain, describe, and analyze in these paragraphs the topic you have chosen to write about in your essay. What you need to think over is the arguments you will provide with to make your essay credible and effective and give relevant examples to support your arguments. To cut it short, what you do is put your ideas and thoughts into body paragraphs of your essay. Thus, if you are going to discuss two issues, you need to make two body paragraphs, three issues – three body paragraphs and so on.
If to speak about the structure of the body paragraphs, it is the same despite the type of the essay you are to write. Each body paragraph begins with a topic sentence (at least in academic essays), which is an opening of sorts of the body section and the idea itself. Make sure every argument you give has an example or few to support it as long as it cannot count as relevant when no examples are given. Under every point you make, leave some free space for few lines of the point`s elaboration. Elaboration means further explanation, discussion or description of the issue. It is up to you but you may feel free to add a summary sentence into each body paragraph. It is not something, which is compulsory but such kind pf sentences might sound puffy.
Remember that the strength of your body paragraphs depends upon how strong your arguments are and the presence of examples to support your arguments. Your topic sentences should not restate the thesis statement put in the introductory paragraph. Your essay should not be repetitive. Use a vivid vocabulary in order not to repeat and sound new and interesting. Your task is to capture your reader`s attention and if not persuade him/her to make think upon what you have said.
There are situations though when there is no need to include a topic sentence. For example, you narrate a bunch of events, and then no topic sentence is required. You may continue the development of an idea in the paragraph you introduced earlier, meaning with a topic sentence, – no topic sentence is needed. It might also happen that all the details within the sentences of your body paragraphs refer clearly to the main idea of an essay. Overall, in most cases, your body paragraphs have to have topic sentences.
Your topic sentence might need to be explained some more. If it happened, include one or two more sentences for further explanation. The evidence has to be there. Introduce it to your reader (-s). Anything might be an evidence – quotes, statistics, figures, examples of general outlines. Be sure whatever kind of evidence you choose, it is integrated well into the text of your essay.