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Essay Organization
There are about 7 basic styles of 5-paragraph essay organization. Longer essays often mix the styles, but for only 5 paragraphs, a well-organized essay will use only one style.

The topic of your essay will determine which style of organization you should use. In general, the style of the essay's organization affects only the body paragraphs of the essay. The introduction and conclusion's organization are probably not changed by the essay's style.

Click on the name of the essay style below to read about it and see examples.

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