How you structure your essay is really important!
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The IB helps you with this! 🙂
There are six required elements but you can add more sections depending on your essay subject and topic:
Title page - This must only include your title, research question, subject and the word count.
Contents page - Number your pages and include a contents page at the start of your essay.
Introduction - Tell readers what to expect in your essay.
Body (research, analysis, discussion and evaluation) - The requirements for this section vary from subject to subject, but essentially this should take the form of a reasoned argument which tells the reader what relevant evidence has been discovered, where/how it has been discovered and how it supports the argument.
Conclusion - Say what has been achieved, including notes of any limitations and any questions that have not been resolved.
References and/or bibliography.