This article was co-authored by Alexander Peterman. He received his MA in Education from the University of Florida in 2017.
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Structure your essay in the most effective way to communicate your ideas and answer the question.
All essays should include the following structure A paragraph is a related group of sentences that develops one main idea.
In this structure the similarities and/or differences between two or more items, for example, theories or models, are discussed paragraph by paragraph.
Your assignment task may require you to make a recommendation about the suitability of the items you are comparing.
Use parallel sentences and simple language, and avoid being obvious.
Establish the importance of your conclusion by looking at the topic within a bigger context, presenting an ideal picture, and calling your reader to action.
You are required to develop an argument and apply critical thinking skills to analyse a range of academic sources in support of your argument.
The QUT cite|write booklet (PDF, 726KB) contains information on critical thinking.