Essay Structure Quiz:
What Structure Should I Use?
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These structures are meant as jumping-off points. They are not meant to limit you in what you write. Some people find it useful, for example, to have prompts; other people find it crushing. I hope that exploring these structures will help you to think in a more expansive way about what an essay can do.
Given your idea for a personal essay, you may not know what structure might work best given your topic and sensibilities as a writer.