As an undergraduate or graduate student at university, you will probably be expected to do some writing (essays, dissertations) in most of your courses. Even if the course doesn't require you to submit a paper, it may require you to write an essay examination. Therefore, an important part of learning at university includes becoming familiar with the structure of an essay as well as achieving the level of competence in writing expected by university professors. Writing skills are emphasized in assignments at university because writing is an essential tool for communication in the working world; these assignments help you to develop the critical thinking and writing skills that will be important even after graduation.
The essay, like other forms of writing, has its own set of rules students need to follow. One of those key rules is best known as the structure of an essay.
Structure of an argumentative essay (Advanced Module)
When you do any kind of academic writing your paper should always have some kind of structure in order to make your ideas and argument coherent and easy for the reader to understand. A paper without structure is really just pages of jumbled phrases or sentences going in every direction. It would make it impossible to read and comprehend. Here are a few fundamental things you should know about the structure of an essay.