Writing Essay Body Paragraphs

The video presentation for this session outlines the 6 Golden Rules for writing an essay body paragraph and then takes you through a practical example to demonstrate these rules in action. Additional resources to further assist you are also provided, including a model of the 6 Golden Rules, an annotated exemplar of the paragraph example outlined in the video (both available for download) as well as some useful weblinks and helpful English language resources to assist you with your essay writing.


Below are two resources you can download to help you with writing essay body paragraphs. The first is a model which outlines the 6 Golden Rules for Writing an Essay Body Paragraph. The second is an annotated exemplar of the sample body paragraph mapped out in the video presentation which takes you step-by-step through the 6 Golden Rules.

Griffith Health Writing and Referencing Guide – Writing your Essay
– The Body of the Essay:

Griffith University Study Smart Resources
– Writing Your Assignment:

Manchester Academic Phrasebank
– Sentence starters and Phrasing for Academic Writing:  

Curtin University
– Better Essays:  

RMIT Learning Lab
Writing Skills: https://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/content/writing-skills

RMIT Learning Lab
– Linking Words:

Griffith University - EnglishHELP Self-Help Resources
Griffith University - English Language Support
James Cook University - Develop Your English
RMIT Learning Lab - Academic Word List Tool
University of Adelaide - English as a Second Language Learning Resources
Curtin University Learning Centre - Better Grammar
Curtin University Learning Centre - Better Sentences
University of Technology Sydney - Grammar
La Trobe - Achieve@Uni - Language
Manchester Academic Phrasebank
BBC - Learning English