Last week we talked about formatting an ethical letter. This week I’d like to talk about how to format an ethical essay. An ethical essay is just one of many formats that your spiritual ethical will can have. What makes this format unique is that it is generally addressed to a group of people instead of a single person.
The first section of an ethical essay is the introduction. This paragraph or section is going to outline what the reader is going to learn by reading your ethical essay and it is going to highlight what the focus of the essay is. This introduction section also needs to introduce you and your philosophies on life, and possibly even identify who the essay is intended for.
The body of your ethical essay is going to provide details that develop your focus or thesis statement. You can have entries that talk about your life, what you have learned, who you have looked up to, who you have learned from, mistakes that you have made in your life, things that you are proud of or entries on what you have learned about humanity in generally. You may want to divide your ethical essay into several sections, with each main section being dedicated to a specific topic. For example, you may have a section on your biography, a section dedicated to family memories and a section dedicated to historical events that changed how you viewed the world.
The final section of your essay is going to be your conclusion. The conclusion is going to summarize the content in your ethical essay and draw conclusions. It is also the place where you will say your final goodbyes to the people that mean something to you and to the world in general.
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