Writing an Essay

by Lori Butler

In order to write a good paragraph, the following guidelines should be followed:

All paragraphs S.U.C.K. -- they must be supported, unified, coherent, and convey knowledge. 

Now that you understand what each paragraph needs to include, let's discuss the basic requirements for an essay overall. Most of you learned how to write a basic 5-point essay in high school. That is a good place to start. The fundamental structure is an introduction, body, and conclusion.