The Three-Part Essay Format : Endlessly Adaptable
If you get familiar with the format of the three-part essay, you will be able to tackle almost any academic assignment. This format is endlessly adaptable and expandable. It will fit a short essay (two-three pages, when it's often called "the five-paragraph essay") but can also be used to structure a long paper like a research project. That's because every essay has three basic parts: The Introduction, the Evidence Section, and the Conclusion. What will vary is the length and depth of that middle section (longer for longer papers, of course).