Considering both your assignment and the essay structure you have learned about in this section of the Excelsior OWL, it’s now your time to write and to both organize and then draft your essay. If your essay assignment doesn’t require you to follow the structures you have learned here exactly, don’t worry. Most essays you write for college will have a traditional introduction, body, and conclusion.
The Rhetorical Styles area of the Excelsior OWL provides you with a wide variety of essay structures common to academic writing assignments. This is a good time to take a look at your assignment and review this learning area of the Excelsior OWL to see if your assignment aligns with one of these rhetorical styles. If you’re not sure, be sure to check with your professor.