I'm interested in the different ways that academic essays can be structured. Of course there is the 5-paragraph style learned by most Americans in secondary school:
- Argument 1
- Argument 2
- Argument 3
And there's this more advanced structure often taught in English 101 type courses in college:
- Counterargument and Refutation
What are some other ways to structure an academic paper? Side question: I've read several popular (as opposed to scholarly) articles which lack an introduction and/or conclusion (more often the conclusion). Is this ever acceptable in a scholarly work?