An academic essay is a short piece of writing that consists of a number of paragraphs combined together to discuss a particular topic. An essay has a conventional structure involving three main part: an intoductory paragraph, a body and a conclusion. each part has a function and a particular pattern of arranging ideas. there exist a variety of easy types, each of which depends on the nature of the topic and the purpose of the writer. This course is designed for third year students of English.

key words: essay stucture, the introductory paragraph, the thesis statement, the body, the concluding paragraph.