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Structuring

As mentioned in the section Introductions, it is most important that your essay argues for a case. Equally important is the need for the essay to have a clear, logical structure - one that allows your case to come through.

Typically a Philosophy essay will be made up of the following elements:

  1. introduction
  2. body comprising
    • summary sections
    • evaluation sections
  3. conclusion

It is difficult to say how the summary and evaluation sections should be organised in the body. This will depend on the topic you are dealing with and the argument you intend to make. What is most important however, is that you spend time at the prewriting stage thinking and planning out a possible structure for your essay.

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