Most prompted essays for the SAT or an advanced placement writing class can be written using a similar basic structure. An example of an introduction for a persuasive prompted essay might be:
- main idea of question suggests that what question means to you
- In other words rephrase part of the question
- state your opinion from a generalized point of view(without using "I")
- Throughout society and in life, there is evidence to support my viewpoint is pervasive
Assuming these steps are followed properly (with one sentence or so per bullet), would the introduction be well developed? Is there a similar structure for the rest of the essay?
(I got the idea from this site.)