Paragraph Types - or "Essay Seeds"

What are the "Essay Seeds"?




Unless you're a better botanist than I am, you probalby can't recognize that these are two different seeds. If you plant them, water them and fertilize them, they will grow into different plants. In the same way, academic paragraphs and essays start out with "seeds." At EssayMaps, the point is to start with these basic forms, these seeds. From the first sentence, each has a unique, recognizable structure. To grow these paragraphs and essay, you must add details, examples and citations in the right places.

EssayMaps starts with the most funadmental academic paragraphs and essays. They are:

The Reason Paragraph or Essay


The Cause-and_Effect Paragraph or Essay


The cause-and-effect essay has two distinct forms

The Compare-and-Contrast Paragraph or Essay


The compare-and-contrast paragraph or essay actually has four distinct forms

The Persuasive or Argument Paragraph or Essay


The persuasive or argument essay has a key element you must include


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