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Submitted By sleptinbeds
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 PARAGRAPHS SHOULD BE A WELL-CHOSEN LENGTH AND EACH ONE SHOULD MOVE THE STORY FORWARD IN A CLEAR WAY, HELPING THE READER (=MARKER) ENJOY THE FLOW OF THE ESSAY
 IF USING HEADINGS/SUBHEADINGS(WHICH ARE NOT COMPULSORY FOR THIS ESSAY) DON’T TALK ABOUT SUBJECTS UNDER A HEADING THAT DON’T RELATE TO THAT HEADING. HEADINGS CAN ALSO BREAK UP THE FLOW OF AN ESSAY. PROBABLY JUST AVOID THEM.
Introduction
 IDENTIFY KEY ISSUES/QUESTIONS TO BE COVERED WITH A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF WHY THEY’RE IMPORTANT/INTERESTING
 SET OUT SIGNPOSTS INDICATING HOW YOU PROPOSE TO DEVELOP YOUR ARGUMENT
 IF YOU MENTION A POIT OR TOPIC IN THE INTRO, YOU MUST MENTION THIS LATER ON AS THE INTRODUCTION IS LIKE A GAMEPLAN OF WHAT YOU’LL DISCUSS
 IF THERE ARE INTERESTING/RELEVANT TOPICS YOU CAN’T COVER, MAKE SURE TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOU’VE CONSIDERED THEM BY SAYING THAT THEY’RE BEYOND THE SCOPE OFD THIS ESSAY.
 INTRO SHOULD BE SEVERAL PARAGRAPHS AND INCLUDE REFERENCES TO PRIMARY PUBLICATION SOURCES [NOTE THAT WHEN CITING IN TEXT DO IT AS: (Campbell, 2000) or “controversial evolutionary thinker Darwin (1859) argued that…”] I.E. NO INITIALS]
 MAKE YOUR READER WANT TO READ FURTHER
 MOVE GRADUALLY FROM INTRO TO MIDDLE BIT
 AT THIS TRANSITION, THE READER (=MARKER) SHOULD HAVE A CLEAR SENSE OF THE DIRECTION OF THE ESSAY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE KEY ISSUES.
Middle bit
 ELABORATES MAIN POINTS OUTLINED IN INTRODUCTION
 STRONG EVIDENCE FROM VARIED SOURCES, STRUNG TOGETHER TO BUILD UP TELLING BIOLOGICAL ARGUMENTS
 MOVE GRADUALLY FROM MIDDLE BIT TO DISCUSSION
Discussion
 SHOW AWARENESS OF COMPLEXITY AND QUALITY OF EVIDENCE, AS WELL AS CONTRADICTORY VIEWS AND INTERPRETATIONS (CRITICAL EVALUATION OF ARGUMENTS/EVIDENCE).
 DISCUSSION CAN BE WORKED THROUGH THE ESSAY (HELPS TO RETAIN FOCUS ON THE QUESTION) AND DRAWN TOGETHER HERE IN THE DISCUSSION SECTION.
 COULD REFER AGAIN TO IMPORTANT PAPERS ALREADY CITED OR TO SIGNIFICANT