How to Unlock the 5-Paragraph Essay to Improve Your Writing

Why Beginnings, Middles, and Ends Still Matter in Writing

Lee G. Hornbrook
Apr 10, 2020 · 7 min read
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I taught the dreaded 5-paragraph thesis essay for 25 years in college. The students hated it. I hated reading their dull, lifeless essays. And yet, we persisted. There is a lesson in writing structure in the 5-paragraph essay, a human need for a beginning, middle, and…