The five-part essay is an effective way to convey an argument to the reader or persuade the reader to take a certain action. There are two main ways to do a five-part essay, so let’s take a look at those ways.
First, you’re going to start out with an introduction. In the introduction, you’re going to have your thesis statement, which is basically explaining what your essay is going to be about. The rest of the essay is going to further explain that thesis statement.
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Then the second section is the narrational. In the narrational, you’re going to give the reader some background information, some additional information to help them understand your thesis statement better.
Then you have the affirmation. In the affirmation, you’re going to give facts, data, and details that are in support of your thesis statement. So, anything that supports your thesis statement, you’re going to put an affirmation.
Then you have the negation. This is where you put forth arguments that are against your thesis statement. And when you present an argument against your thesis statement, you’re going to do one of two things.
One, you can offer a rebuttal that takes away the credibility of the argument, or you can just concede and say, “I understand this argument is a very good one, and it may very well be true.”
Then you’re going to have the conclusion. This is basically a lot like the introduction. You’re going to have thesis statement again, maybe worded a little bit differently, and you’re going to tell the reader what you told them. You’re going to kind of wrap it up.