Five Paragraph Structure

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Five Paragraph Structure

  1. 1. How is an Essay Like aTriple-DeckerCheeseburger?
  2. 2. LEQ:How do writersorganize anddevelop anessay?
  3. 3. “The Product” Introdu ction Supporting Paragraphs Concluding Paragraph
  4. 4. “The Prep”First Paragraph=Introduction “Set up”- give basic explanation, description, or argument Thesis statement (last sentence) describes (1) the topic and (2) the three subtopics Subtopics become topic sentences for three body paragraphs
  5. 5. “The Ins”Supporting Paragraphs=Body Topic sentence Transitions Specific examples, details, reasons, facts, etc. using MLA documentation Elaboration Concluding sentence
  6. 6. “The Outs”NEVER use the following inan essay: “I” or “You” “I’m going to write/talk about…” “My essay (this essay) is about…” “Stuff” or “Things” “The topic of my/this essay is…”
  7. 7. “The Wrap up”The CONCLUSION Restate the thesis (first sentence) Summarize the body paragraphs Add a “clincher” statement
  8. 8. “The Presentation”Appearance is important! Spelling Grammar Punctuation Complete Sentences

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