Your essay exam should have an introduction, body, and conclusion.
1. Introduction: summarizes what you will write and puts it into context
2. Body: presents the main points of the paper, with each paragraph representing one aspect of the paper's main focus. Prioritize and organize your main points and paragraphs to logically build your arguments to a compelling conclusion. Each paragraph should include a topic sentence, evidence, analysis, and a transition sentence:
3. Conclusion: summarizes what you wrote and what you learned