Structure

Flow diagram mapping the linear structure of a discursive essayFlow diagram mapping the structure of a discursive essay

A basic structure employed when planning a discursive essay could include:

  • An interesting introduction.
  • A clear indication of your position in relation to the topic.
  • Your first argument, with supporting evidence.
  • Your second argument, with supporting evidence, and so on (the number of paragraphs like this will depend on the number of arguments you can offer).
  • A conclusion, in which you reiterate your position.