How to write a 5 paragraph essay

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How to write a 5 paragraph essay

  1. 1. Writing Essay
  2. 2. What is an essay ? <ul><li>An essay is a group of paragraphs about a specific subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Like a paragraph, an essay makes and supports one main point. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Write an Essay? <ul><li>You want to convince someone regarding your point of view regarding an issue. </li></ul><ul><li>You want to present multiple ideas/issues that wouldn’t fit into a single-paragraph situation. </li></ul><ul><li>You want to sound intelligent and organized </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, you want to succeed in High School, College, and Life! </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Five Paragraph Essay
  5. 5. Cheeseburger in Paradise : The Perfect Triple-Decker Paragraph INTRODUCTION -A promise to the reader CONCLUSION : - Summary, restate, look forward. SUPPORTING DETAILS : -All the ingredients
  6. 6. The Set-Up: First Paragraph <ul><li>First Paragraph : Introduction : The purpose of this first paragraph is to “set up,” or tell your audience what it is that you will be explaining, describing, or arguing for or against. </li></ul><ul><li>This paragraph shall contain: A Thesis Sentence and Three (3) supporting sentences. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Set-Up Continued... <ul><li>The Thesis Sentence describes (1) the subject an d (2) the point-of-view that you believe. </li></ul><ul><li>The Three Supporting Sentences that follow the thesis are to be the main points of your argument. </li></ul><ul><li>These Three Supporting Sentences will also be the Theses for paragraphs two (2), three (3), and four (4). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Introduction <ul><li>I am a movie fanatic. When friends want to know what picture won the Oscar in 1980 or who played the police chief in Jaws, they ask me. However, my friends have stopped asking me if I want to go out to the movies. The problems in getting to the theatre , the theatre itself, and the behaviour of some audiences are all reasons why I often wait for a movie to show up on TV. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Main Deal: Support Paragraphs <ul><li>Paragraphs two (2), three (3), and four (4) are the main body of your essay. In these paragraphs you will give: (1) the information that you’ve gathered in the form of examples (2) argumentation, using your information, that supports your Thesis Statement . </li></ul>
  10. 10. First supporting paragraph <ul><li> First of all, just getting to the theatre presents difficulties. Leaving a home equipped with a TV and a video recorder isn't an attractive idea on a cold, or rainy night. Even if the weather is warm, there is still a thirty-minute drive to the theatre and looking for a parking space is another pain. Then when you get there, you worry about whether there will be enough tickets, whether you will get seats together, and whether many people will sneak into the line ahead of you while buying tickets. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Second Supporting Parag. <ul><li>Once you get your tickets, you face with the problems of the theatre itself. If you are in one of the older theatres, you must adjust to the funny smell of the carpets. Beside these, the seats are not as comfortable as your sofa at home. On the other hand the newer theatres offer their own problems. Sitting in an area only one-quarter the size of a regular theatre, movie goers often have to put up with the sound of the movie next door. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Third supporting paragraph <ul><li>Some of the audiences are even more of a problem than the theatre itself. Little kids race up and down the aisles. Teenagers try to impress their friends by talking back to the screen, whistling, and making what they consider to be hilarious noises. Adults act as if they were at home in their own living rooms and comment loudly on the ages of the stars or why movies aren't as good anymore . </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Conclusion: Wrapping It Up <ul><li>When concluding your essay, you should restate the points that you have made. </li></ul><ul><li>Most importantly, you must conclude profoundly…In other words, leave your audience with your “best shot.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>After arriving home from the movies one night, I decided that I was not going to be a movie goer anymore. I was tired of the problems involved in getting to the movies and dealing with the theatre itself and some of the audience s. The next day I arranged to have cable TV service installed in my home. I may now see movies a bit later than other people, but I'll be more relaxed watching films in the comfort of my own living room. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tips: Dos and Don’ts <ul><li>NEVER use the following in an essay: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m going to write/talk about… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My essay is about… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You, Your, You’re </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What I’m trying to say… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stuff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The topic of this essay is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is due... </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Tips: Dos and Don’ts <ul><li>Things to Check For: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct spelling, grammar, complete sentences and punctuation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did you repeat words and/or phrases? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Were you expressive and clear? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are all the paragraphs related ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All of the above check out ; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You, in fact, have 5 paragraphs with 5 sentences each… </li></ul></ul></ul>

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