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PIE Paragraphs

Are your paper assignments starting to pile up? Take them one paragraph at a time using the PIE strategy.

First, identify a Point, then supply Information to support the point, and finally Explain the information in relation to the point.

Using PIE guarantees the points that you want to make in your essay will have sufficient, organized support. It can also help make a big writing task more manageable.

A more detailed, visual guide is available here. Book an appointment with a writing tutor to get feedback on your paragraph structure!