Looking at Essay Paragraphs

To help you ensure that you can write a paragraph in your essay in an effective fashion, it can be useful to look at some examples and think about how effective they are.


In this activity, you are going to be focusing on the need for a paragraph in an essay to:

  1. Have a clear topic sentence that connects to the question
  2. Utilise evidence from the texts that help support the argument being put forward by the writer
  3. Conclude with a clear connection to the question

Download these four essay paragraphs that have all been written in response to an essay question on ‘Hamlet’ and ‘The Lion King’.

Answer these three questions in relation to each of the four paragraphs.


Other essay pages on Opening Class:

Essay Writing