Re: How do I organize an essay that is too long for 5 paragraphs
It's ok to have more than one paragraph per idea or per sub-topic of the essay. You can use transitional statements/phrases that help connect the ideas from one paragraph to the next. Also keep paragraphs that are similar in idea close in the sequence of paragraphs.
So for example, let's say you're writing an essay on alcoholism:
1. Intro- What is alcoholism and what your paper wants to show or prove about alcoholism.
(Now let's say there are 5 types of alcoholics and you want to talk about each in detail:)
2. Body- type 1
3. Body- type 2
4. Body- type 3
5. Body- type 4
6. Body- type 5
7. Body- Causes of alcoholism in general
8. Body- Hereditary causes of alcoholism
9. Body- Alcoholism prevention