The 5-part essay is a very effective way to bring an argument across to a reader or to persuade a reader to take a specific action.
We know two (2) main ways to come up with a 5-part essay. Let’s look at these two ways.
Next Lesson: How to write an Introduction for your essay
This transcript is merely for your convenience.
First, we’ll be starting out with the introduction.
In our introduction, we’re going to put our thesis statement. This is basically the explanation of what our essay will be about. Further on in our essay, we’re to explain this thesis statement.
The second section of our 5-part is the narrational. Here, we will give our readers background information. This additional information will help the readers understand our thesis statement much better.
Then comes the affirmation. Here, we will provide facts and data as well as details that are supporting our thesis statement. Anything that’s supportive of our thesis statement will be put in the affirmation.
Then follows the negation. In the negation, we’ll put forth some arguments against our thesis statement. After we’ve presented some argument against our thesis statement, we’ll be one (1) of two (2) things.
First, we can produce a rebuttal which will be taking the credibility of that argument, or we may concede and just say something like, “I do understand the argument; it is actually a good argument that may well be true.”
Then we’re going to come up with our conclusion. The conclusion is actually much like our introduction. Here, we’ll have our thesis statement again, perhaps worded slightly different, and we’ll be telling the reader what we’ve told them. We’ll kind of wrap the information up.