SEXI essay plan

The SEXI method is much more than an amusing acronym! This plan helps you structure an essay to cover all the key points and aim for top marks.

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(3-5 sentences)


Each paragraph should explain one idea, and needs to have the SEXI structure.

A Topic sentence to tell the reader what the paragraph is going to be about.

An explanation of the point you’re making in this paragraph.

You need to back up the point you made in the Explanation.

An outstanding essay will try to explain why this point is important to the essay as a whole.

Briefly summarise what has been said in the essay.