The major challenge a student faces in his academic career is writing an essay in an efficient way. The essays prepared by a student reflect his preparation and research commenced regarding the topic. An essay displays the student’s ability in differentiating relevant and irrelevant information regarding a topic. Because of these attributes an essay assignment has its own significance in grade evaluation of a student. The best way to draft an essay is to acquire the approach of PEEL paragraph writing. According to this approach a paragraph in the body of an essay should be drafted by arranging the content in order of Point, Evidence, Explanation, and Link. This implies that when you start a paragraph you should introduce your point of view, then after support your perspective using some relevant source or evidences. After providing the evidences, you should elucidate the way the proposed evidences support your point of view. At the end of the paragraph a smooth transition should be provided to another point by pointing out substantial links.
Point: The starting sentence of a paragraph should be catchy and should act like a title to the paragraph in itself. By reading the first sentence of a paragraph the reader should understand the content getting to be discussed later. Because of its nature the first sentence of a paragraph can also be termed as a title sentence. The whole context of the paragraph should be based on the point you have introduced at the beginning of the paragraph.
While choosing a point for the paragraph the writer should be cautious as the point should be relevant to the main theme of the essay. Failure in choosing a significant point will consequently jeopardize the interest and attention of the reader. The writer should crosscheck the relevancy of the point before procuring it in the essay since it is the vital aspect of the essay. If said inclusively, the point should be attractive and beguiling from the point of view of a reader.
Evidence: In accordance with the PEEL paragraph approach, after providing the point at the beginning of your paragraph, you should defend the proposed argument using relevant evidence and real life cases. In this sections the facts and proofs relating to the point are listed down referring to the relevant obtains and sources. These facts may be obtained from any statistics, research conducted, remarks of related academicians and researchers, verdicts from various experiments and examination conducted etc. This section is very challenging and daunting to the writer since he has to conduct a lot of research and has to refer relevant sources from the massive assortment of online and offline data.
If taken the case of evidences, it can be divided into several categories like, testimonials, personal experience, digital experience, physical experience etc. Whichever evidence you select, it should be supporting and providing ample proof to the point you have made in the beginning. Providing relevant and strong evidence is considered a big achievement for the writer in itself since it provides an authoritative nature to the point made by the writer. If the writer fails in providing strong evidence the reader may consider the point proposed in the beginning to be a deceptive and a forged one. Providing weak evidence to the point is inferior than providing no evidence.
Explanation: After providing the valid evidence according to the PEEL paragraph approach the writer should provide a well-defined explanation of the point. The reader is only provided with your point and backing evidences which don’t convey the total idea, hence there should be a valid justification in this section. The writer has to throw light on the reason why he has provided the afore mentioned point and the way by which the supporting documents justify it. The student must be cautious while writing this section of the essay since the tutor evaluates the describing skills of the writer in this segment. There will be no relevancy in providing the point and evidences without providing the explanation justifying the existing link between them. In this segment student should showcase his vocabulary skills and thereby display the virtuous flow of ideas. This segment should be drafted in a very subtle and authoritative manner. The student should prudently draft this section as inclusion of too much data and jargons will create confusion. It is very important to grab the attention of the reader throughout the content in an essay.
Link: This is a bit tricky section of the essay and most of the students fail to draft this section efficiently. The context of this section according to the PEEL paragraph approach pertains with two purposes which makes it very complicate. At the same time the link section should provide an end to the content discussed in the paragraph and provide a smooth transition to the next point. It will be impressive for the evaluator if the student has provided good links between the paragraphs. To master the writing of links, the student should do a lot of practice. He may also try to prepare rough drafts before preparing the original copy.
PEEL paragraph approach will help a student in drafting a very excellent and relevant solution. The student should conduct a good research and plan the topic afore hand, in order to score better marks in the assessment.
The major challenge in writing an essay is to juxtapose the facts and relevant points in an impressive way. Searching and sorting out the relevant sources in order to provide evidences in the essay is also a very daunting task. A good preparation and well prepared plan is required to write a quality essay. The approach of PEEL paragraph, if applied (apart from introduction and conclusion) will aid in providing better clarity to the reader. The major objective of writing an essay is to convey the ideas of the writers in a convincing way. Every component of the PEEL approach has its own significance and thus excluding a single component will reduce the impact of the content.