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  • The Introduction, Conclusion and Thesis Statement
    Framing Your Essay
  • General Guidelines
    Take your reader from general to particular
    Make your reader interested and intrigued
    Give her a sense of what your paper will be about
    Leave him with something to think about
  • The Introduction DO
    Move from the general to the particular
    Include a strong thesis, usually in the last sentence
    Write more than one sentence
  • The Introduction: Don’t
    Write only one sentence
    Include important examples or evidence from your paper
    Try to accomplish too much in one paragraph
  • The Thesis Statement
    Identify a complete idea, not just a topic
    Topic: Love
    Idea: Love is painful
    In a critical essay about a reading or literature, link your idea to the text, but be sure to make a significant statement about it, not just state a fact
    Bad: Stephen Lewis’ essay is about Africa
    Good: Stephen Lewis argues passionately that we should do more for Africa.
  • The Thesis Statement: Do
    Make it ARGUABLE, not a statement of fact
    Bad: There are many similarities and differences between apples and oranges
    Good: A comparison between apples and oranges demonstrates the infinite superiority of oranges.
    Present your topic confidently, as something you believe to be interesting and useful.
  • The Thesis Statement: Don’t
    Put it in the form of a Question. This is a Thesis STATEMENT.
    Use expressions like “this essay will show”: just get to the point.
    Try and force your topic into a three part statement. You should abandon the three-part statement with the five-paragraph essay.
  • Conclusion
    Do NOT simply repeat intro or thesis
    Do NOT introduce any new or significant evidence or example for your main argument
    You MAY leave your readers with a question or some other food for thought.
    In general, bring your reader back to the framework you started with.