It is important to organize your ideas in a systematic way.
This is the main idea of your essay.
Each idea is developed with several examples that demonstrate your idea.
Be sure each idea ties back into the main idea.
Put the best as the last idea and set of examples.
Your conclusion should be a powerful statement that reinforces your main idea.
Sometimes it seems that humans can attach
themselves to a territory—a farm, a body of
water, or a forest grove. Over time this place
even shapes perceptions and perspectives on
what it is like to be human; this territory
almost becomes holy. Raised on a farm and
influenced by the land, I grew to realize that
the family farm shaped my personality
while instilling values. What became so
significant about this experience were not
only the endless hours of work and the old
equipment needing repair, but also the many
personal rewards that outweighed the work.
Sowing and then
on my family farm greatly shaped my
personality and gave me values.
It meant not only long hours to complete
tasks and repair old
equipment, but also countless
Main Idea of Your Essay
Necessary Tasks Equipment Rewards
Develop Ideas With Examples
Repair Replace Ready
Yield Satisfaction Quiet
Statement on how farming
shaped who I am
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