# Guide to Writing a Basic Essay: Sample Essay

The essay below demonstrates the principles of writing a basic essay. The different parts of the essay have been labeled. The thesis statement is in bold, the topic sentences are in italics, and each main point is underlined. "A dog is man's best friend." In the first place, people enjoy the companionship of cats. In the second place, cats are civilized members of the household. Lastly, one of the most attractive features of cats as housepets is their ease of care. Cats are low maintenance, civilized companions.
Writing the Essay Intro and Conclusion
Your essay lacks only two paragraphs now: the introduction and the conclusion. These paragraphs will give the reader a point of entry to and a point of exit from your essay. Introduction The introduction should be designed to attract the reader's attention and give her an idea of the essay's focus. Begin with an attention grabber. Conclusion The conclusion brings closure to the reader, summing up your points or providing a final perspective on your topic. All the conclusion needs is three or four strong sentences which do not need to follow any set formula.
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Area is the size of a surface! Learn more about Area, or try the Area Calculator. Example: What is the area of this rectangle? The formula is: Area = w × h w = width h = height We know w = 5 and h = 3, so: Area = 5 × 3 = 15 Example: What is the area of this circle? Radius = r = 3 Example: What is the area of this triangle? Height = h = 12 Base = b = 20 Area = ½ × b × h = ½ × 20 × 12 = 120 A harder example: Example: Sam cuts grass at $0.10 per square meter How much does Sam earn cutting this area: Let's break the area into two parts: Part A is a square: Area of A = a2 = 20m × 20m = 400m2 Part B is a triangle. Area of B = ½b × h = ½ × 20m × 14m = 140m2 So the total area is: Area = Area of A + Area of B = 400m2 + 140m2 = 540m2 Sam earns $0.10 per square meter Sam earns = $0.10 × 540m2 = $54

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