Paragraph structure: explanation

In the same way that an essay has an introduction, main body and conclusion, paragraphs can also have their own internal structure. Paying attention to paragraph structure will improve the overall clarity of your writing and help you to make the best use of your evidence and argument. One way of organising the structure of a paragraph is illustrated below with a paragraph from the main body of a student's essay. The essay question was:

Examine the reasons why it took American women so long to win the suffrage in federal elections.



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