Structuring the EE

How your EE should be structured

How you structure your essay is really important!

Having a clear framework will help you to organise your arguments and make best use of the evidence you collected during your reading.

There are six required elements but you can add more sections depending on your essay subject and topic:

  1. Title page - This must only include your title, research question, subject and the word count.

  2. Contents page - Number your pages and include a contents page at the start of your essay.

  3. Introduction - Tell readers what to expect in your essay.

  4. 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.

  5. Conclusion - Say what has been achieved, including notes of any limitations and any questions that have not been resolved.

  6. References and/or bibliography.

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