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  • 1.  1. GED Practice 2. Review: Writing a Thesis from a GED Writing Prompt 3. Finish Your Outline  Thesis  Topic Sentences for Support Paragraphs  Example (Support A)  Explain the Example (Support B and C)  Restate Thesis 4. Putting it All Together
  • 2.  Arriving at the podium, the president called the meeting to order. Which is the best way to write the underlined portion of this sentence? If the original is the best way, choose option (1). (1) Arriving at the podium, the president called (2) Arriving the president at the podium called (3) The president arriving at the podium called (4) Arriving, the president, at the podium called (5) The president called, arriving at the podium.
  • 3.  It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to develop your essay. Agree: It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city because__________________. Disagree: It is not better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city because____________.
  • 4.  Use the outline TO PLAN YOUR ESSAY. Start by writing down your thesis statement. Use your thesis statement to write your topic sentence(s) for your body (support) paragraph(s). Restate your thesis (say the same thing using different words) to begin your conclusion. Now, think of ONE example for each of your topic sentences. Write this on SUPPORT A SUPPORT B and C will be Your EXPLANATION
  • 5.  Now, think of ONE example for each of your topic sentences. Write this on SUPPORT A SUPPORT B and C will be Your EXPLANATION
  • 6.  The purpose of your anchor sentence is to help you relate the point you made in your paragraph back to your thesis statement. It should answer this question: How does your example support your thesis statement?
  • 7.  Begin with a hook that introduces your topic. (1-2) Sentences Write your thesis. (from your outline) Your introduction should be around 5 sentences long.
  • 8.  Begin with a topic sentence (from your outline). This should reflect your first reason (from your thesis) for feeling the way you do about your topic. Support your Topic Sentence with Supporting Sentences. Your support sentences should give an example to support your topic sentence. Follow your example with an explanation of how it supports your TS or Thesis. Sentence starters: “This shows that…” “This illustrates…” “This means that…”
  • 9.  The last sentence of your body paragraph(s) is called the “ANCHOR” sentence. This sentence ties the point you made in your paragraph back to your thesis statement. Think of it as the “concluding sentence” for your body paragraph. Answer this question: HOW DOES THIS EXAMPLE PROVE YOUR THESIS TO BE TRUE?
  • 10.  Your last sentence should Refer to your hook be ONE of the following:  Give a warning and state Restate your thesis the consequences for using different words failing to act  Give advice and a possible solution to the problem Summarize your  Tell the reader what he or main points she should think, do, or feel  Tell what lessons or truths should now be understood

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