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  • 1. Thesis statement
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Paragraph Structure: How to Write a Body Paragraph | Essay Writing Part 4

In part four of our Essay Series, we explain to structure your body paragraphs for a Band 6 result.


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Welcome to our post on How to Write a Body Paragraph. This is part 4 in our Essay Writing Series. It will teach you Band 6 paragraph structure for your essays. Some common issues students have with their essays are:

What is paragraph structure?

In this post, we will explain what a sustained argument is; what the theory behind paragraph structure is; and discuss how to produce a body paragraph that develops a sustained argument. We will then show you an easy step-by-step process for writing great body paragraphs.

Table of Contents

1.  Basic Paragraph Structure 2. Sustained Arguments 3. Recapping Essay Structure 4. Writing a Body Paragraph with a T.E.E.L structure 5. Organising Notes 6. Paragraph Structure: How to Write a Body Paragraph – A Step-by-Step Guide 7. Body Paragraph Structure – A Checklist for Using Evidence

Read on to learn how to write Band 6 body paragraphs.

Basic paragraph structure: How to write a body paragraph | Essay writing Part 4

While many students think otherwise, essay writing is not a mystery. Essay writing is a practical skill that can be learned and improved through practice and dedication. One of the most important skills you must learn is how to develop examples from a text into an argument that supports your thesis.

Body paragraphs are where you support your thesis with evidence. In the case of an English essay, these are where you present your examples and quotations from the text and explain how they support your argument. For example:

Do you see the value of this paragraph structure?

This structure introduces your ideas, supports them, and then connects your evidence back to your thesis. This is the structure of a sustained argument.

Body paragraphs only work well if they are clearly signposted and well structured. Remember, the aim of a good essay is to produce a sustained argument . In this series of posts you have seen us use that term consistently.

But what does a sustained argument actually achieve?

A sustained argument develops an argument so that the work is done for the reader!

The information the reader wants is presented and developed in such a way that it is clearly and easily digestible. Having a strong paragraph structure is crucial for this.

Paragraph structure, sustained arguments, and the ease of reading

Let’s explain how this works and why ease of reading is important.

When we read we don’t like to have our concentration broken. We like to have an argument and its evidence presented clearly and logically. This means that we don’t need to stop and think, or stop and reread, in the midst of reading a piece of writing. This is why signposting is important.

Signposting gives structure and signals to a reader where in an essay they are. Signposting, especially by using topic sentences, consistently orientates readers in the argument – these signposts enable you to see what is being argued and how it relates to the bigger picture in the essay.

If the signposting is flawed and the argument is not consistent, the reader will get distracted. Or worse, they will stop reading and have to start again further up. People are more often convinced by an argument if it is well structured and easy to follow.

Think about what that means for a moment.

Arguments seem more logical if they are easy to read and follow.

So, your essay needs to be easy to read and follow. You don’t want your marker to have to reread part of your essay or stop and think about whether your argument is logical or makes sense. To do this, you must ensure that you have a sustained argument.

Let’s recap how to build the foundations of this in the introduction before we move on to explain how to write body paragraphs that sustain your thesis.

Recapping introductions and topic sentences

In our previous posts, we discussed how the key parts of an introduction – the thesis and thematic framework – connect to the signposting in the body paragraph.

Let’s see how that worked again:


Diagram: Essay Structure and Signposting (©Matrix education, 2017)

As you can see, there is a clear and direct connection between the topic sentence and the two central parts of the introduction. This is integral to a sustained argument and what you need to capitalise on in your body paragraphs.

The best way to do this is to present evidence in a methodical way that both supports and reasserts your topic sentence. This, in turn, will clearly sustain your overall thesis throughout your response. Consequently, this will increase its readability and make it more persuasive.

Let’s have a look at how to do this using a T.E.E.L structure.

Writing body paragraphs using a T.E.E.L structure

Remember, body paragraphs are where you present your evidence. You need to present evidence in a way that supports your thesis and topic sentence. This kind of paragraph structure will increase readability and aid the logic of your argument.

The best method for this is to use a  T.E.E.L . structure.

What is a T.E.E.L structure?

T.E.E.L refers to:

This is the ideal structure that Matrix English students are taught to use when writing their body paragraphs. Rather than presenting a list of quotations and techniques, a T.E.E.L structure develops these pieces of evidence into a thorough argument. This is essential for a sustained argument and, thus, a Band 6 result.

The diagram below may help you to visualize T.E.E.L parts of the paragraph:

Diagram: Elements of a T.E.E.L paragraph (© Matrix Education 2017)

It is important to note that these components can be presented in any order. You can begin with the evidence or the explanation of how it links to the topic at hand. The important thing is doing all of the steps involved.

Let’s consider a student who is writing an essay on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth for Year 11 Critical Study of Literature . To do this we must first assemble some notes.

Organising your notes for better body paragraph structure

A good body paragraph needs evidence. So be sure to analyse your text thoroughly for evidence to discuss before starting an essay.

It is important that you organise your evidence and notes in a logical manner that makes it easy to write practice essays. Matrix students learn how to tabulate notes so they can learn to write dynamic essays, rather than learning how to memorise essays. Good paragraph structure is meaningless without meaningful analysis!

For this example, we will continue looking at Macbeth and the question from the previous posts in this series. For the purpose of writing a body paragraph, we will look at the text through the lens of Year 11 Module B – Critical Study of Literature.

What is Year 11 Module B?

Year 11 Module B is the Critical Study of Literature. In this module, students study canonical texts and engage in a critical study of their themes and construction. They take into account a text’s context and develop their own critical interpretation of the text and decide whether it has distinctive qualities and textual integrity .

When we develop our analysis of Macbeth we will connect it to the requirements of this module.

Let’s have a look at one way to tabulate your notes for study:

In this table, the text is broken down by character, themes, technique, effect, and connection to the module.

Think about that for a moment.

Do you do this? You should!

Tabulating your notes like this allows you to easily transform your notes into part of an argument.

This table layout allows you to easily see the connections between the different components of a T.E.E.L paragraph. You can draw these components together to craft powerful analytical statements about the text that are supported by evidence. This is the most important part of paragraph structure: connecting these pieces of information to develop an argument.

Thus, we can use the information from this table to produce a body paragraph. Let’s look at how to use this evidence and analysis to put together a Band 6 response. But first we need to have quick refresher of the question, thesis, and topic sentences that we developed in the previous posts.

Recapping our thesis and topic sentences

Before we consider the details of paragraph structure, we need to revisit the thesis statement and topic sentence. In the first post in the series , we looked at the following question:

“William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is not about revenge, it is a play concerned with morality and madness.”

To what extent do you agree with this statement? Make use of detailed references to the play in your response.

And in the second post , we developed the following thesis in response to it:

We decided to look at the following themes:

And in the third post , we produced the following topic sentences to support our argument.

Now we have evidence and a question to work from, we will write a body paragraph using the second topic sentence and the theme of morality.

Paragraph structure: how to write a body paragraph – A step-by-step guide

Evidence supports your arguments and demonstrates your logic to the reader.

Take a second to let that sink in.

This means that your evidence must be relevant to your argument and be explained clearly.

Let’s see the steps that Matrix English Students are taught to use for writing Band 6 responses:

Step 1: Analyse the text

Paragraph structure begins with analysis. We have done this already. This is the information that we have organised into our table above. You will need to ensure that you have gone through you text, in detail, as we have above.

If you need help analysing your texts, look at our Literary Technique Series of posts .

Step 2: Decide which evidence is best for the point you are trying to make

We have several quotations in the table above, but they don’t all suit the argument we are trying to make.

For the purposes of this example we will write a shorter body paragraph that uses the following to quotations.

We will use these because they both directly address the statement – “ Macbeth’s struggle with his increasing immorality foreshadows the text’s depiction of vengeance.”

Step 3: Decide the order of your evidence

Paragraph structure requires logical ordering. We need to organise the evidence in a logical manner that best supports our position. This may be a sequential order that reflects the order of events in the text, or it could be more of a thematic approach that develops a theme.

In this instance we are trying to analyse the character development of Macbeth, so we will present and discuss the quotations in the sequential order they appear in the text.

Our body paragraph outline is dictated by our examples:

Notice how these quotations follow the character arc of Macbeth? This will give our paragraph a logical structure.

It is important to mentally draw up a body paragraph outline that is logically structured. This is essential for a sustained argument.

Step 4: Introduce your first example

There must be a logical progression to paragraph structure. The segue, that is the transition , between topic sentence and your first example must develop the idea and seem like part of an argument, not the introduction of a list.

Thus, this statement needs to connect the idea we have introduced in the topic sentence to the example from the text. So, in keeping with this process we need to connect the theme of morality and concept of character development to our first example.

That would look like this:

Consider the logical structure of this:

The next step in paragraph structure is to introduce the example and discuss how it is developing meaning (its technique) and what this represents (its effect).

Step 5: Explain the technique and effect present in the example

The body paragraph requires evidence to make an argument. Good paragraph structure requires examples to be introduced and explained.

So, now we need to explain how this example develops meaning in the text. To do this we have to present the technique and explain how it develops a theme. In this case, the theme is Macbeth’s flawed morality. We need to present information in this rough sequence:

For our example, the statement we would produce is:

The bolded statement above introduces the example and states the technique – extended metaphor. (If you are unsure of what a metaphor is, and how one works you should read this post that explains metaphors. )

The underlined sentences introduce the example and explain what the technique is doing, this is its effect.

Now we need to explain why this example is relevant to our argument.

Step 6: Explain why this example supports your argument

Explaining why evidence supports your point is  THE most important part of paragraph structure. It is the connective tissue that yokes your argument together – joining evidence to your thesis and topic sentence. You don’t have paragraph structure without these statements!

Presenting evidence is important. But it alone doesn’t develop an argument.

If you are being told that your “evidence does not support your position”; that you “don’t have a sustained argument”; or you are “listing evidence”, then you are either not doing this step, or not doing it adequately. This is why your paragraph structure is flawed. So let’s fix it!

Our example supports our topic sentence because it develops the character arc of Macbeth from noble to corrupted. Macbeth’s uncertainty and self-awareness, here, gives us a hint of the downfall that awaits him later in the text.

This is important analysis and an explanation of our logic. So, we should state that in our body paragraph. Matrix English students would learn to write something along the lines of:

The bolded statement explains how this piece of evidence supports the topic sentence. Now we need to introduce a new example and develop it in the same way.

Step 7: Introduce the next example and discuss it

Now that we have produced the first example and developed it into an argument, we need to continue doing this. We will repeat this process with our second example. Good paragraph structure requires a series of examples discussed in depth.

The second part of our paragraph will look like this:

Notice how we have included the same steps, only this time they are presented in a slightly different order.

This is perfectly fine. The main point is that you ensure all the steps are present. The order is not important as long as it reads clearly and logically.

Changing up your order of information is a way of keeping your readers engaged. You don’t want them to find your writing monotonous. It needs to be engaging!

We need to use one more example to show the development of Macbeth’s character. Let’s consider Macbeth’s significant moment of aganorisis (a moment of personal insight or realisation) from his soliloquy in Act 2 and use this to finish this body paragraph’s argument:

This piece of evidence concludes the logic of our argument. Remember the logical argument structured into our body paragraph was:

Next, we need to finish off our body paragraph with a statement that reflects the content and logic while connecting to the topic sentence and thesis.

Step 8: Write a concluding statement that summarises your paragraph and connects it to your thesis

Good paragraph structure requires a body paragraph to have an independent structure as well as fit into a larger argument – the essay as a whole – as an integral part.

To finish a paragraph effectively, we need to summarise what we have been talking about. You need to craft a statement that reflects the concerns of the paragraph and connects it to the thesis statement. It needs to do this in a way that orientates the paragraph as part of an argument.

Remember our thesis was:

And our topic sentence was:

We argued that:

“Macbeth is a good man with a moral centre led astray by ambition.”

But this doesn’t account for the notion of vengeance we introduced in the topic sentence. Our final statement needs to address the mode of Macbeth’s downfall so it can be developed further in the essay’s final paragraph.

We can sum up our argument by stating that:

You can see that this clearly connects the body paragraph to the overall argument we are making while summing up what we have just discussed.

Note that rather than making one long statement, we have broken this idea down into bite-sized chunks. This increases the readability and ensures that our readers can follow our argument. This is what good body paragraph structure does – it structures arguments logically and enhances their readability. You need to marry clarity and complexity in a body paragraph!

An exemplar body paragraph

Take a second to read through the whole paragraph we have written.

Clearly, this is a sustained argument. Matrix students get one-to-one help from tutors and teachers to learn how to write these during the Matrix Term and Holiday courses. You must follow the same approach when you try to write you own sustained argument for your essays!

Step 9: Begin your next paragraph

Now that you have produced one body paragraph, you need to produce one to two more to further support your argument.

If you are unsure what to do, use this handy body paragraph structure checklist to make sure you are doing all of the steps!

Body paragraph structure – A checklist for how to use evidence:

Always be mindful that is very important that you structure your body paragraphs in a logical and systematic manner. Why?

Body paragraphs need to do more than present examples, they explain their relevance to audiences.

Doing this every time will always ensure that you are producing a sustained argument. Remember, killer body paragraph structure is the secret-sauce of a Band 6 result!

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How to Write an Essay Introduction Paragraph & 4 Examples

Mar 7, 2023

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For write my essay or research papers, the introduction is the first paragraph of your paper.

Writing this paragraph is tricky.

It is the first thing a reader encounters; therefore, it must be exciting and engaging.

An excellent  introduction paragraph for an essay not only introduces your essay but convinces a reader that it is worth their time reading it.

Just because it is the first section of your essay doesn’t mean you have to write it first.

Writing it last is a smart approach. By then, you will have a clear idea of the direction of your essay, and you will have mastered the content of your essay.

This article will provide a step-by-step guide on introduction essay writing.

We have provided some interactive introduction paragraph examples below from different types of essays so that you can see what our writers do when they write their opening paragraphs.

To better understand what a terrific introduction looks like, watch the video tutorial from James , who explains the perfect essay introduction method.

The Definition of an Essay Introduction

Readers starting their academic careers must learn to construct a strong essay introduction. The introductory paragraph should contain an overview beyond simply stating your assignment and then talking in-depth about different points.

Your opening sentences should bait readers by presenting them with an essay question. Ideas or other information they can’t help but be curious about.

As a student, you know the feeling of being stuck in an introductory paragraph. It’s hard to make your first sentence interesting enough to capture attention and continue reading for more paragraphs. But don’t worry! I’m here with tips to help you write those introductions and conclusions so they’re not as painful or difficult anymore.

Purpose of the Essay Introduction

As a reader’s first impression of your essay, the introduction paragraph’s main goal should introduce your paper’s topic. Your introduction will also state any claims, questions, or issues your paper will focus on. This is commonly known as your paper’s thesis. This condenses the overall point of your paper into one or two short middle sentences that your reader can reference later.

The introduction is an essential part of any academic essay. The purpose of an introduction is to grab the reader’s attention and make them want to read more. So make sure your introduction is interesting and engaging!

The introduction is an important part of the essay, providing a roadmap for your paper. It contains background information and describes how you will write about it to provide perspective and direction.

How To Write An Essay Introduction

The beginning of the essay sets the tone for the reader. It is essential to know how to write an essay introduction that picks your reader’s interest and encourages them to read further.

The essay introduction is your chance to “catch the reader’s attention” and get them intrigued enough that they want to read more. You can use an intriguing quote, a compelling fact or statistic, or even a short anecdote about how you started writing this piece.

How to start an introduction paragraph

Starting an essay is a daunting process that can be difficult to manage. Some prefer starting with the introduction and writing it first, while others find themselves more comfortable writing their work right away and writing the introduction at the end.

An introduction is a great place for you, as the writer, to set up what kind of tone and purpose you will have throughout this particular piece. Here are some guidelines on how to write introductions:

Background Information

Below, I provide a detailed description of how to write an essay introduction according to the essay structure.

Start With a Hook

Regarding the introduction, you can’t go wrong with a killer hook sentence that grabs your reader’s attention from page one and never lets them go.

Think of the first sentence of your essay as an intro. What’s a good way to get people interested?

Start with something concise, clear, and interesting to grab the reader’s attention.

Take a look at these expert tips to create the most effective hook. You’ll be surprised how many people may not have heard of this technique, and you can use it instantly.

The introduction to your essay should provide background information on your topic and identify a few key themes. These themes will be addressed in more detail in the next section.

Remember to give your readers and listeners enough context so they understand what they’re getting into, but not too much. You’ll have more space to do this in the body of your essay. All you can do is mention points without providing any detail.

The last part of the introduction is always a thesis statement. It’s an overview of what you’ll write about in your essay. It should stand out as something that sparks interest immediately because it will determine how well readers understand the rest of your paper.

The writer must keep the reader at heart when constructing this important sentence with words, so they don’t give up before finishing reading.

The thesis statement is the most important part of the introduction. It gives the reader clear information about the content of the essay, which will help them understand the essay more easily. The thesis statement states the specific topic and often lists the main (controlling) ideas you will discuss in the essay’s main body.

The Essay Introduction Structure

When writing an effective essay introduction, it can be easy to forget the little things that make a good one.

The introduction to an essay should have the following two parts: a general statement (to introduce the topic and give the background); a thesis statement (to show the structure).

The general statements will introduce the topic of your paper and give background information. This information for a short essay will generally be one or two sentences.

Many people have difficulty formulating the perfect introductory sentence for their essays.

Below is the sequence of ideas that should be followed when writing an essay introduction:

Essay Sample Introduction

Writing an essay is a tricky task. It requires thinking and using structure, organization, and coherent arguments; it’s hard work! But don’t be discouraged. This introduction sample paper will provide some inspiration.

Essay Introduction Outline

Let me show you the importance of an introductory paragraph in your essay. The introduction should set up what is to come, but not without first introducing its components.

Do you want a captivating opening that will intrigue and engage readers? A strong intro paragraph can make or break any work – including essays.

It is important to know what typically goes in the introductory paragraph of an essay.

Take a look at the following essay introduction outline:

Essay Introduction Examples

Below are great introductory paragraph examples for different essays you can use to create a captivating opening paragraph.

Argumentative Essay Introduction Example

A good argumentative essay introduction is like the opening statement of a trial. It should offer clear facts that support your main point of view and intellectually present them to sway the reader’s opinion on your side.

When drafting your argumentative essay introduction, it’s important to have a solid grasp of the facts.

What are the key points of contention? Who will this decision affect, and why is that person or group targeted specifically?

The key takeaway from these preliminary questions should inform how we present our arguments intellectually, similar to when constructing our opening statement for court.

Here is an example that will make your task a little bit easier on how to write an argumentative essay introduction:

Whether we should allow youngsters to smoke is a mounting issue. It is a highly important issue because it concerns the young population’s basic health and psychological implications.

A variety of different arguments have been penned down on this issue. This essay will consider arguments that states should ban it or not. It will then put forward reasons for introducing laws that outlaw these tobacco industries from operating at the expense of youngsters.

Persuasive Essay Introduction Example

Persuasive essays are tricky, and one of the reasons they’re so hard to write is that it’s tough persuading the readers. As a writer, you’ll have to be subtle about your introduction to persuade them – below is an excellent example of what a persuasive essay introduction might sound like:

Recycling waste material preserves the environment. Recycling programs are present throughout the country. They clean and process garbage and other waste materials to produce useful products. It contains the need to extract more resources from the planet.

Compare and Contrast Essay Introduction Example

The compare and contrast essay is an academic writing assignment that analyzes the similarities and differences between two or more subjects.

A compare-and-contrast introduction usually introduces both elements in the opening paragraph, which can help students develop their critical reasoning and analytical and critical thinking abilities.

Comparing and contrasting is one of the most important skills to learn in academia. It helps students develop analytical reasoning, improve creativity, and boost their academic writing ability.

You must introduce two subjects so the reader knows what the essay is about.

It would help if you also had a central idea that will be used as your comparison/contrast point throughout the paper. Otherwise, there would be too many points on either side not related by anything other than being opposite of each other but still needing an equal example space.

The following is a great compare-and-contrast essay introduction that you can refer to:

A few years ago, before the advent of modern technology, people used traditional means. You used telephones and letters for communicating over long distances.

With the advent of computers, many new communication tools have been developed. Video calls, instant messages, and social media have brought people closer.

While the conventional and modern means of communication serve the same purpose, they still differ in speed and range.

Descriptive Essay Introduction Example

The thing about a descriptive essay introduction is that it paints the reader with an image. It allows them to see, feel and smell what you’re describing. This way, they can understand everything independently without judgment or bias from the writer’s perspective – just clear images of whatever topic we choose for our paper.

The following descriptive essay introduction example will show how it’s done:

Many people live in the cities for better life prospects. However, air pollution has taken over cities like a villain. Air pollution is one of the most dangerous forms of pollution.

When people go out to work, they breathe in smog, sewage, and other contaminants. They harm their immune system and health. The implications of air pollution are alarming. It does not only harm humans but the ecosystem altogether.

Essay Introduction: Mistakes to Avoid

For a good introduction, avoid these common mistakes:

Essay Introduction Writing Tips

The following tips will help you write a captivating introduction paragraph for an essay.

Reveal just enough

In your intro, you are supposed to let the reader know what to expect in your essay.

That explains why good introductions have relevant information on the topic, a thesis statement , and a summary of the main points.

When summarizing your major points, don’t give away too much information. Otherwise, your audience won’t see the point in continuing to read your essay.

Give your reader a sense of what to expect without revealing details.

Provide relevant background before revealing your thesis (main argument)

Your introduction paragraph for an essay should provide the context of your essay.

The point is to provide information that leads to your thesis.

However, remember that you are not trying to prove your argument by introducing it.

So, before writing the thesis , provide context and relevant information, not proof.

Write your thesis statement.

The thesis goes towards the end of the introduction paragraph for an essay, especially if you do not plan to highlight your central points in the intro.

Your thesis should concisely inform the reader of your stand on the topic.

In essays, most of the time, the thesis statement is only one sentence.

Relevant information

It is common for people to include hooks in the introduction paragraph of an essay.

A good hook could be an anecdote, a fact, a piece statistic, or a rhetorical question.

Hooks help capture the attention of the reader.

However, any information you include in the intro paragraph should be relevant to the topic.

It will not make sense to capture the reader with something off-topic; you will still lose them somewhere in the middle sentences.

Persuade the reader your essay is worth reading.

When a reader finishes the introduction paragraph for an essay, they should be eager to read the rest.

One way of doing that is by showing them how the topic of discussion relates to their lives.

People are likely to show interest in something that affects their lives.

Another way to convince readers to read an essay is by providing a questionable or challenging thesis.

If your argument is controversial, they will want to continue reading to see how you support your main argument.

Final Thoughts on How To Write An Introduction Paragraph For An Essay

An excellent introduction paragraph for an essay provides background on a topic and includes a strong thesis statement and a summary of the key points in the essay.

More importantly, a captivating intro paragraph is appealing and engaging enough to inspire readers to go through the rest of the essay.

Follow the tips in this article to develop a great introduction paragraph for your essay.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you write a good introduction paragraph.

In your intro, you are supposed to let the reader know what to expect in your essay. A great introduction should have background information, a thesis statement, and a summary of the major points.

How do you write an introduction for an essay?

A great introduction should have relevant information on the topic, a thesis statement , and a summary of the main points. Provide background before revealing your thesis (main argument). Write your thesis before Persuading the reader your essay is worth reading.

How do you start a paragraph in an essay?

A great introduction should start with background information on the topic, a thesis statement , and a summary of the main points.

What is the introduction paragraph?

For an essay the introduction is the first paragraph of an essay. An excellent introduction not only introduces your essay but convinces a reader that it is worth their time reading it.

This blog post provides information on what an essay introduction should look like, including examples of introduction paragraphs.


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Elevate Your Writing Game: Expert Guide to Crafting a Flawless 4-Paragraph Essay.

How long is a 4 paragraph essay in high school, college, and university.

When it comes to writing a 4 paragraph essay, the length may vary depending on the level of education. In high school, a 4 paragraph essay can be as short as 250 words and as long as 500 words, while in college, it can range from 500 to 1000 words. At the university level, the length of a 4 paragraph essay can be as long as 2000 words, depending on the topic and complexity of the subject matter.

For instance, a high school student might be asked to write a 4 paragraph essay on problem free philosophy in The Stranger by Camus and Hamlet by Shakespeare. In this case, the essay might consist of an introduction, two body paragraphs, and a conclusion, with each paragraph being around 100-150 words.

On the other hand, a college student might be required to write a 4 paragraph essay on the causes and effects of global warming. In this case, the essay might consist of an introduction, two body paragraphs, and a conclusion, with each paragraph being around 250-350 words.

Finally, a university student might be asked to write a 4 paragraph essay on the impact of artificial intelligence on the job market. In this case, the essay might consist of an introduction, two body paragraphs, and a conclusion, with each paragraph being around 500 words.

Overall, the length of a 4 paragraph essay can vary depending on the level of education, the topic, and the complexity of the subject matter. However, by following the guidelines provided by the instructor and focusing on the main points of the topic, students can effectively convey their ideas within the given word count.

The Art of Writing Concisely: A 4-Paragraph Essay Sample

If you're wondering how to write a 10 page essay but are short on time or need to condense your ideas into a more concise format, a four-paragraph essay might just be the perfect solution for you. With this type of essay, you can effectively present your argument or ideas without going on and on for pages, allowing you to craft a well-structured and impactful piece of writing in a shorter amount of time.

Now, let's dive into what makes a great four-paragraph essay. First off, it's important to note that this type of essay structure is meant to be brief and to the point (so don't worry about writing a novel here). In fact, it can be a great way to hone your writing skills and learn to be more concise. Secondly, the structure of a four-paragraph essay is simple and straightforward, with an introduction, two body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

When writing a four-paragraph essay, it's crucial to remember that every word counts. So, you'll want to make sure that each paragraph is focused on a single point or idea, and that you're using strong, specific language to get your point across. Additionally, make sure that you're using good transitions between each paragraph to help guide the reader from one point to the next.

Overall, writing a four-paragraph essay can be a great way to communicate your ideas effectively and efficiently. So, the next time you're faced with an essay assignment, consider giving this structure a try - it just might surprise you how much you can accomplish in just four paragraphs!

A 4 paragraph essay may take any form. It could be an argumentative essay, compare and contrast essays, review essays, and so much more. Most four paragraphed essays usually review essays. However, some may be just requiring you to give your point of view on a matter. Therefore, you need to learn how to write this kind of essay. This article will equip you with the basic skills you need to learn to write a great 4 paragraph essay. The most important thing you need to know is how to structure an essay.

The structure of a four paragraph essay is very important as it demonstrates well-thought ideas. In general, these essays take the same structure as any other essay. A well-structured essay has an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. The introduction gives information on the background of the topic and introduces the thesis of the essay. The introduction is followed by the body.

It should be noted that there should be a proper transition between the introduction and the body. The body of the essay contains well thought and explained ideas to support the thesis effectively. For a four-paragraph essay, the introduction should take up one paragraph. The body should be two paragraphs. Finally, the conclusion should tie all the points with the thesis, hence giving the reader a satisfactory answer to the initial question.

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Learn the Ideal Essay Structure for Your 4 Paragraph Essay or 5 Paragraph Essay to Achieve Academic Excellence

Components of a five-paragraph essay

A proper essay has three main components. They are the introduction, body, and conclusion.

The introduction of an essay is different from that of a research paper. For a research paper, the introduction contains background information on the subject you are to cover on the body. It also includes the thesis statement of the paper. For the case of an essay, the introduction does not give any background information; instead, it is supposed to be brief and captivating. The introduction of an essay should compel the reader to read on. When writing the introduction, do not state the obvious, for example, "this essay is about" or "the essay's topic is." Instead, begin with statements that will grab the attention of the reader, for example, a quote, dialogue, a story, or even an informative statement.

The body consists of your main argument. This is, however, dependent on the purpose of your essay. However, make sure that the transition from the introduction to the body is smooth. At his point, you aim to convince and explain to the reader about your topic. To do this, you will need to have a list of points you want to discuss. Therefore, the body should consist of these points with a detailed explanation. To form a solid argument, you should start with the strongest points, followed by the least strong. Major points should be in separate paragraphs. It is essential to ensure that you have relevant and correct examples to support your points. This will play well for you when persuading the reader.

The conclusion of an essay brings closure to the topic and summarizes the main ideas of the essay. Remind the reader of your thesis statement and show some comments to back it up. You could also suggest ways to solving a particular problem if your essay topic was based on such a topic.

How to write better essays

1. Come up with a topic and a title

The main thing is to come up with an effective topic and a title. Firstly, you must understand the functions of a title which include: prediction of content, catching the reader's attention, it reflects the tone as far as the writing is concerned, and finally, it does contain keywords that are easily searchable

A good title takes time to develop since if you fail to come up with a proper title, then everything will fall as you proceed to establish your essay and you will realize you're losing track in your writing.

2. Choose the principal idea, or thesis, of your essay.

A thesis for an essay is quite important and plays a vital role as well since it ensures that the reader has an idea regarding the essay and the discussions that as concerned with the essay. A thesis statement will bring forth the ideas of the essays direct to the reader, and that is why a thesis statement should be strong and to the point. It shouldn't be complicated and always remember that coming up with a well-stated thesis statement does ensure that the topic is effective and this grasps the attention of the reader. A thesis statement determines the destiny of your essay, and it does portray the effort put in by the writer in coming up with the topic and the resulting outline of the essay.

3. Outline your essay into introductory, body and summary paragraphs:

Introductory Paragraph

• Hook : Most people think that writing is something that only those with a born talent can ever do well.

• Thesis : Proper writing takes practice

• Links to the main ideas to be developed in the essay: Relentless practice and not giving up gives rise to the art of writing.

1st Body Paragraph

• Main idea: Practice leads to proper writing skills

• Support : Writing without prior practice and experience + example

• The Conclusion

2nd Body Paragraph

• Main idea: Prior writing experience has changed how writers bring forth their ideas in writing.

• Support : Prior writing experience enables writers to be more experienced and therefore becoming more creative and at the same time avoiding spelling mistakes and other grammatical errors

• Support : Writing what you have experienced makes it easy to come up with different topics, and as a writer, you are comfortable to write literary about anything that comes your way.

3rd Body Paragraph

• Main idea: Writing experience has changed how writers spend their time writing.

• Support : Writers with the least experience tend to take more time coming up with a specific material, and this might affect the rate at which they develop specific content material or a specific type of writing which they have been assigned.

• Support : Proper writing experience ensures that a writer can write more articles and without anything being compromised for example the quality and the degree of creativeness.

The Concluding Paragraph

• Review of main ideas of each paragraph

• Restatement of thesis: Proper writing takes practice

• Concluding thought: Writing will continue to demand practice and self-motivation.

How to improve writing skills in English for students

1. You need to start on a high note by using a question and most specifically a rhetoric one. This is within the introductory paragraph and the interesting sentence is defined as the hook which tends to capture the attention of the reader.

2. Next you have to come up with the thesis statement. This is everything when it comes to shaping the destiny of your essay.

3. Proceed to introduce the body paragraphs which you will link straight from the introduction. This ensures that the whole essay is connected

4. As you proceed with the body paragraphs, ensure that the main point is stated in the start of the body paragraphs. Ensure you have used examples as illustrations to support the main idea in each paragraph

5. Introduce the summary paragraph which only restates the central ideas of the body paragraphs

6. The last sentence generally restates the thesis of the essay which as discussed earlier on, builds the foundation of the entire essay.

7. The final statement: This can predict anything discussed and backed up in the essay body paragraphs with proper illustrations. At this stage, avoid introducing any new ideas.

How to write a good essay in English quickly in 6 steps

1. Go through the instructions

Before getting to the researching step, ensure to read the instructions first where they are provided. You could come up with the best essay but end up scoring a low grade or end up having your essay rejected as a result of not adhering to specified instructions. Ensure that you stick to the word limit, writing style, or any other guidelines which might be provided. Also, make sure that you submit your essay within the specified time to avoid penalties.

2. Research your topic

The next step is to understand your topic. The topic will either be provided, or you'll have the freedom to choose it yourself. If the topic is provided, this simplifies the option of searching for a topic. However, if it is not offered, the task of coming up with a topic that you can build on is upon you. This could work to your advantage. You could work on choosing a topic that you know is interesting to you. Regardless of the circumstances, it is crucial to conduct critical research on whichever topic you have at hand.

A visit to the library and the internet will usually provide all the information you need to write the essay. Ensure that you use credible sources in your research analysis. Take short notes to use later and arrange them properly to help make your work easier. This is important since you might not be able to remember everything you read from all your sources.

3. Prepare an outline for your essay

By taking a look at the notes you have made, you will find that you already have an idea of how your essay will be structured. You can use the points as a guiding factor to help you arrange your thoughts and make an outline of the essay. For example, at the top of a page, write your topic, and list down the main points. Leave a gap between each point. You can list the other minor points which are related to the main points in the gaps you previously left behind.

This is also a way for you to come up with a rough draft of your essay. The rough draft is the right way for you to find out whether your ideas fully work together; if you find that they do, you can move on to the next step.

4. Come up with a thesis statement

Having chosen your topic and using your outlined and drafted points, you can come up with your thesis statement. This helps the reader understand what the whole point of your essay is. Your main points are the indicators of your essay's theme. They will act as a guide to the reader to help them understand where you're going with your essay and why.

5. Write your essay

Now that you have everything you need, it is time to write your essay. Do not get hung up on details like finding the perfect vocabulary; instead, focus on writing your essay. Having written an outline and possibly a draft writing the essay should not be an issue.

6. Proofread and Edit

Once you're done with your essay, please go through it from the beginning and check that all the words flow together effortlessly. Check that the main objectives of your essay have been fulfilled and that your essay has answered the main issue that was being addressed. An important step is also to check that you have adhered to the rules that were provided at the beginning of your essay. If not, you'll have to correct them.

The next step is to edit any grammatical or typographical errors that might be present. Go through the essay several times to ensure that all available mistakes are corrected and that everything is where it should be.

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your writing is get started early. It may be difficult at first, but an early start can make a world of difference to that essay for class. If you need help, why not buy cheap essays on our service in an easy, fast, and secure way that will never sacrifice your privacy for convenience -it's never worth it.

Mastering the Structure of Academic 4-Paragraph Book Reviews.

Writing an academic 4-paragraph book review can be a valuable exercise for scholars and students alike. It allows readers to gain a deeper understanding of a particular work and provides a platform for critical analysis and evaluation. However, it's important to recognize that while publishing a concise book appraisal with a 4-paragraph structure may not be a top priority for many scholars, it can still offer important benefits such as developing one's writing skills, improving critical thinking abilities, and contributing to the scholarly conversation. It's also worth noting that academic 4-paragraph book reviews hold a respected place in the academic community and are often used as teaching tools in courses on literary criticism, history, and other related subjects. While they may not have the same level of prestige as publishing in a top-tier academic journal, academic brief but insightful academic book assessments still serve an important purpose and should be taken seriously as a valuable contribution to the scholarly discourse.

A Guide to Writing a Powerful 4-Paragraph Book Review: Dos and Don'ts

Game-Changing Strategies

• Look at past 4 paragraph book reviews they've published about similar books. After you've read the book, look at reviews for the same book from other major sources. Think about who reads the publication and what they most want out of a 4 paragraph book review. Read a bunch of 4 paragraph book reviews, especially from the journal that's asking you. Then you can get a sense for what is typically included in reviews in general, and in ones that you find helpful. Do not to be overly-effusive with praise. You want to be critical.

• E.g., if it's mostly teaching faculty reading this journal/site, they will want a review to address: can this be used in the classroom? Could students read it?

• There's bound to be something about it you like, so talk about that. Use lots of adjectives. It doesn't have to be lengthy and doesn't spoil the plot.

• Again the point here is not “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say it.” The point is writing this kind of essay requires you engage with the arguments the author presents, and don’t just slam them. An academic 4 paragraph book review is not a yelp review.

• Be keen to avoid typos and errata

• Don’t write an academic review of a book that you can't find anything redeemable about.

A 4 paragraph book review is an essential evaluation of a written text or an object, and this covers all the aspects of books, literature material, among many other forms that can be intertwined at this level. Things you should know about a 4 paragraph book review include:

• A review provides the reader with a concise summary of the entire content. This contains descriptions that are based on the topic and also its general argument and perspective or even purpose.

• A review does offer an essential assessment of the written material. It points out what you, as the reader, you find to be worth noting, whether it is captivating, persuasive, and how it made you feel about the whole issue.

• A review overly suggests at the end of the material at hand can be appreciated by an audience. 

how do you write a 4 paragraph essay

How to write a 4 paragraph book review that is due in ...

1.    First, read the book, and as you are reading, make a few notes about the points you want to get across, and these can be in the form of questions:

• What are the author’s purposes and views regarding this book? - This can clearly be stated in such a few words in the preface of the book or the introduction part.

• What form of evidence does the author use to fortify the points he or she has made? Ask yourself if the evidence is compelling- Do points fully get supported by what the author brings forward as hard evidence?

• How does the book correspond to other books with the same topic relate? - Does this book have some unique aspects? Does it add original and new information, and what group of readers will find this book to provide utility? 

• Has the book been written by a professional writer? Does the author have the skills needed to write readable material?

• Which is an ideal level by which the book can criticize the book? Did the author manage to be successful in relaying his ideas across to the reader and achieve the main purpose of writing the book?

2.    Try to imagine you are telling your friend a story regarding something which may be interesting or not. When you do this, then it becomes much easier since you do not have to follow so many rules, which indeed lead to confusion, and then you’re caught in between the writer’s block since you are afraid of doing the wrong thing. A 4 paragraph book review is simple, and you shouldn’t over think it. Just write as if you are telling your friend a book you read last night.

3.    It is indeed imperative as you are telling your friend about the book you read that you do not forget to mention the name of the author. Remember, the story is not yours, and you should give credit where it’s due. It does not take much effort; just a second or two, and you have grasped that point as your professor is grading your paper.

4.    Make specific points regarding what you are planning to write. This makes it a lot easier, and I do it all the time. Make seven points (an example), then per every point, write a paragraph. It’s clear to see that this is the simplest method since you only need to write like 100 words per every point, and you are good to go. That’s an entire paper you’ve just written. Just make sure you list the points before you get to start writing your 4 paragraph book review.

5.    Before beginning to write your 4 paragraph book review, make sure you have made clear what your theme is since it’s quite disappointing if the reader of your 4 paragraph book review reads the entire text, and he or she doesn’t support what you have just reviewed. Make it clear at the beginning what you will be discussing about, and this makes it easier for everyone who is trying to read your 4 paragraph book review.

6.    You also have to grade the book as per its genre. Does it have one in the first place? Like, does it fall under drama, action & adventure, horror, satire, or even mystery? If it does, then state its genre. You have some points there from your professor!

7.    Think about the writing style the author has used. Does it appeal to your sense of humor? What do you like most about the narrative writing used, the descriptive or expository style used by the author. Comment on this the best way to like.

8.    Use quotes from the book itself. I mean, quotes from the author. This will give the reader some sense of authority that you indeed have read the book, and even if you are not agreeing or you agree with the author, it’s right to pass authorization to the author. Use parenthesis (and include page numbers), avoid self-citations; do not make your views on the topic since this is not your written work.

On the issue of self-citation:

• It would be reasonable to avoid repeating what is essential in the author’s work, but you would rather try a dialogue with other authors!

• At the early stage of 4 paragraph book reviewing, we tend to self-cite to boost overall citations. Avoid this pitfall. You will feel embarrassed at a later stage of career to see your papers filled with self-citations.

9.    I have stated this on point number 8, but I want to give you more details regarding the fact that you should not tell readers of your review what the book is about. Those are your views regarding the book, and they are STRICTLY not allowed since it’s not a written invitation to present your opinions regarding the book or the author. Your review should tell the readers if they should read the book, what is good about the book, or why they should not waste time reading the book altogether.

10.    Spend some time and do some light research regarding the author of the book. This information is vital since you will understand more why the author came up with such a book. A book comes from a writer’s mind, and it’s entirely appropriate that when you write a book, it will rotate around your life, your friends, early school life, etc. so a book is just an invitation to the mind of the author, and you have to explore effectively to come up with a well-written 4 paragraph book review.

Just a recap:

• Read the book and makes notes

• Write a 4 paragraph book review just like you’d imagine telling your friend a story

• State the author's name

• Plan your writing by making points

• State the theme of the 4 paragraph book review to readers during the early stages

• State the genre of the book

• State your opinion regarding the writing style used

• Quote the author in your text

• Do not write your ideas for the book. 

• Please do a deep dive and research EVERYTHING.

How to develop a 4 paragraph Book Report.

Instructors do like to assign 4 paragraph book report assignments, whether oral or in written format to 4th graders, and have you ever wondered why? Yes, you could think it’s an intentional way of forcing students to go deep into their books and read a large volume of books in the library. For sure, it’s even more than that if I can tell you the truth. Your instructor intends to broaden your understanding of today’s world and society, and that is precisely what good books do, they enlighten you to think and act the way the current trends in society expect you to behave regarding certain things. Books help in eye-opening and also in critical thinking. They aid in decision making, crucial eye-opening occurrences regarding experiences, and dealing with people too. This proves that a book is a tool that fully demonstrated that you have experienced reading books. 

What does a 4 paragraph book report include? - Depending on your grade level, 4 paragraph book report content may vary. A middle-grade 4 paragraph book report does provide the minimal or let’s say basic details as far as a book is concerned; for example, a plot summary, several comments regarding the scholar’s opinion, and general impressions. With 4 paragraph book reports that concern students on a higher educational level, you expect them to be a little more detailed and even to deal with themes and other complicated things that regard 4 paragraph book reports.

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How to Write a Standout 4-Paragraph Book Report: Expert Tips and Strategies

Before going too far with the body of your 4 paragraph book report, spend a few minutes to have all the following questions asked and answered at a personal level.

1)    Did you find the book to be enjoyable? - You can opt to answer this question, for example:

“The book was great; I learned so much about people as well as different cultures. What an amazing author and man.”

“I really love this book, and it’s quite a rare combination, an account of a daughter’s commitment to her dying father. The book was pleasurable to read, and Mike Smith writes gorgeously.”

“I liked the book but not very much; it’s just a book of a wonderful man, father, and grandfather. It’s also a book about diverse cultures. The author doesn’t have acute observations, and sympathy isn’t all that put together to bring the real picture of sad moments. It wasn’t achieved so well I’d say”

2)    Was it well written?

You can answer this question like this:

“The book is an account showing to what depths human beings can go to achieve something meaningful or worthy. The book is simply a well-written account depicting the struggle that human beings can reach. The book doesn’t, however, add anything significant to our knowledge-based regarding the first settlers of Poland.”

“It’s a well-written book, and it drew me from the very beginning. It made me feel like I was standing right there with them as they seek the treasures of the land. There are a lot of good books, and this is one of them actually. I truly enjoyed every part of it. Its rather crazy and fanciful story, though, but at its core, it unveils all aspects of today’s world and how human beings are, typically. It’s a powerful book.”

3)    What was the book’s genre?

Was the book a satire or an anthology which is among the most interesting genres, was it on this list? Philosophy, Biography, Business, Chick Lit, Children's, Christianity, Classics, Comics, Contemporary, Cookbooks, Crime, E-books, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay and Lesbian, Graphic Novels, Ancient Fiction, History, Horror, and finally thought the list could never be exhausted; Humor and Comedy.

4)   Who were the main characters?

 In fiction, which characters did play the most vital roles that intertwine well with the book's overall theme?

William Brown (The Travelling Horn Player)

William is a rebel child in Suburbia. His overall instincts are against what is termed as social-climbing and the humdrum. He has a way of befriending the outcasts.

Flashman (The Discworld Series)

Harry is funny, more honest, and ideally less harmful than the many brave fools whose paths he double-crosses. He is just an admirable rogue

5)    Did you notice ant reoccurring symbols?

In the book “The Old Man and The Sea,” lions are depicted to symbolize the youth, freedom, and immeasurable strength. 

The novella starts with the dream of Santiago, who dreamt about the lion on the beach. 

The lion does represent a hunter who is very wild, noble, and quite manly in nature and the lord and king of that specific area he is living in.

The lions also serve as a symbol of Santiago’s childhood as he reminisces seeing them on the beachside in Africa as he was sailing there as a youth man.

6)    Is the book part of a series?

Is the book part of a more significant collection of books? For example, Harry potter, hunger games, lord of the rings, a song of ice and fire, among other interesting book series ever produced.

7)    For non-fiction books, can you identify the writer’s thesis?

It’s essential to identify the thesis when it comes to non-fiction books. Typically you can simply identify this by being keen when a stance is developed that related to the topic of the book.

8)    What writing style is used in the book?

Does the author use expository writing, narrative writing, persuasive, or descriptive writing? Have you seen instances where the author has used more than one style of writing?

9)    Can a tone be noticeable in the book?

Has the author conveyed a tone in the book? For example, a tone can be introduced in a story using an adjective, which brings forth a feeling of fear, anxiety, excitement, worry. Foolish, smart or depressing moments

10)    Did you happen to come across intentional biases or slant?

You can easily detect bias and prejudice:

• Did the author use inflammatory text, for example, racial descriptions and slurs?

• Did the author make claims to demean?

• Did the author provide evidence which openly is meant to support one side while ignoring information that may demean what the author is trying to support?

11)    Conclusion of a 4th grade 4 paragraph book report.

There is not going to be a change in the conclusion that the few pages synopsis did not tell us. Read the book and then summarize it.

As you are concluding, consider to add the following impressions and opinions:

• Was the ending quite satisfactory for fiction stories?

• Did the evidence actively support the thesis? (Still in non-fiction)

• What facts can be noted as being interesting as far as the author is concerned?

• Finally, would you ever recommend this book to anyone?

Make sure that your conclusion covers an additional paragraph with these additional points. You can re-state the name of the author in this section as well (this entirely depends with your rubric)

Sample 4 paragraph book report 4 th grade

“This book I read was fascinating. Full of so many things. It had all of the makings of a great book. The story...really interesting. All of the characters had their own role to play. The conclusion was one of the best I've ever read." - DT 4 paragraph book report, c. 4th grade.

• Did you find the book to be enjoyable?

• Was it well written?

• Did you notice ant reoccurring symbols?

• Who were the main characters?

• Did you happen to come across intentional biases or slant?

• Is the book part of a series?

• For non-fiction books, can you identify the writer’s thesis?

• What writing style is used in the book?

• Can a tone be noticeable in the book?

• What was the book’s genre?

• Conclusion

4 paragraph essay example

The introduction paragraph:.

The moral dilemmas presented in the case of Amy and her decision to eat without paying for her meal can be analyzed through the ethical theories of Kant and Mill. These theories present different perspectives on the moral principles that guide human actions, and can provide insight into the ethical implications of Amy's decision.

The First Supporting Paragraph:

Kant's ethical theory.

Kant established his ethical theory which is based on the aspect of duty. He argues that the moral that is associated with any action is not validated by the outcome of the action, but rather the motive of the action. Kant’s definition of morality is based on self-imposed rules that are based on reason and logic. Kant places a lot of focus and emphasis on duty associated with being a rational agent. The aspect of the moral law is described by Kant based on the categorical imperative which is associated with principles that demand a person to respect their humanity as well as that of other people. This is a notion that describes how a person needs to act in accordance with the rules and regulation that applies to everybody else and which they obey.

The Second Supporting Paragraph:

Mill's utilitarianism.

John Stuart Mill had a different approach to the aspect of ethics. He focused on Utilitarianism. This is an ethical theory that focuses on the aspect of utility. Utility in this sense refers to wellbeing. Utilitarianism is associated with the need to maximize utility through action. Mill focused on the aspects of pleasures where he categorized them into two. The first form of pleasure is associated with moral and intellectual aspects, while the second is associated with physical aspects. They can also be divided into higher and lower pleasures. The need to maximize utility is to get higher pleasures which offers a greater experience in life than focusing on lower pleasures. These bring out the differences in pleasure that include happiness and commitment. On the other hand, John Stuart Mill focuses morality on social rules. His theory is based on the existence of sanctions that limit actions because they offer negative motivations against actions that are wrong. For Mill’s theory of morality, social rules are more important than logical aspects of an individual’s decision-making process. The two philosophers differ in their focus on rules with Kant focuses on self-imposed rules while mills focus on social rules.

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Comparison of theories.

Mill's theory of morality explores both personal as well as social perspectives of actions taken by an individual. Amy’s actions of eating without paying are wrong, and this is a sentiment shared by everyone. It is an action that should be sanctioned through the use of formal punishment. On the other hand, self-imposed rules which are prescribed by Kant are not enough to explain how wrong the actions of Amy. If she has limited capacity to make reasonable and rational choices, then self-imposed rules are not enough to explain her actions. Amy’s plan is therefore wrong because it is logically wrong and also goes against the rules set by the society.


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