The essay should begin with an introductory paragraph outlining the problems, defining terms, and the issue to be discussed. Define terms, such as great depression versus great recession, unemployment, economic growth. Focus essay: what questions/ issues will you be raising and analyzing and /or trying to find answers to? try to be concise about the purpose of the essay. main body should discuss pros and cons of the topic. include different view points and perspectives example: should the government try to reduce the budget deficit to lower the level of debt? include theories, empirical evidence, and examples, as well as graphs and charts. conclusion: reflect on interpretation of the problem and suggest a possible solution/ viewpoint based on your understanding of the topic. Cite references and bibliography is a must.