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Expository Essay Writing Guidelines: Composing A Good Body Paragraph


What makes a good body to your essay? Have you ever thought about what helps students constitute one of the best papers so far, while others keep struggling? There are a lot of cases where students have a very good idea for their paper, but they never manage to see things through to the end. Many are the students that we have seen in the past who are actually able to choose a strong topic for their work, write a very good introduction, present a reasonable thesis statement, but when it comes to building the core of their paper, they fail like they never stepped into a class. It is such a pity when we see some of these incidences when marking your papers.

The body of your paper contains the bulk of the work that you are going to do. This is where you get to make your arguments, provide evidence to support them and finally draw critical analysis on the information that you are presenting. In particular when you are working on an expository paper, it is of utmost importance for you to ensure that you know how to structure a good body to your paper. Anything else other than that will just lose you marks instead. To help you out, the following are some simple ideas that will go a long way:

  • Focus on research
  • Build your arguments systematically
  • Cite your resources properly
  • Information should be relevant
  • Focus on research
  • A good body of your paper needs to be properly researched. This is necessary so that you can get all the information that you need to argue your case and also to make sure that your paper stands out.

  • Build your arguments systematically
  • If there is one thing that teachers usually try to find out when they are going through the work of students, it is the systematic flow of information. You must make sure that you have all your information flowing in order so that your work stays relevant.

  • Cite your resources properly
  • Never forget to cite the sources that you used for your work. This will go a long way in proving to your teacher that you really did the work on your own, and that you are up to par with respect to acceptable citation styles.

  • Information should be relevant
  • The information that you have on the body of your paper must always stay relevant to the topic.