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09/04/2019

How to write a 5 page essay ..?

QUESTION
How to write a 5 page essay ..?
How can I streach out an essay to make it 5 pages ..?

ANSWER
You’re thinking TOO BROAD.

An essay only needs 5 paragraphs: 1 introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and 1 conclusion.

Each paragraph needs AT LEAST 5 sentences: 1 topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences, and one concluding sentence. I say ‘at least’ 5 because you can add as many supporting sentences as you need. The more facts and examples you have, the longer the paragraph will be.

So, don’t think of it as a 5 PAGE essay. Think of it as, “I need 5 paragraphs.” Then, work on one paragraph at a time, so you won’t be overwhelmed. Also, keep in mind that this paper probably has to be double spaced, which will stretch it out some. And, your page one will start about 1/3 the way down the page because of your title and headings. Trust me, you’ll have 5 pages before you know it. Good luck!