To Start Make sure that you have a good thesis statement: An argument (opinion words like greatest, best, worst, most important) Does not use “I” or “my” Has 2 or 3 pieces of supporting evidence
Organize your Ideas Use a graphic organizer provided to organize the information you want to talk about in your paper Your organizer does not need to have complete sentences Use your research sheets to help you
Our Graphic OrganizerYou may need to fill in 2 or 3 bubble for evidence depending onyour thesis statement.
Graphic Organizer Tips Your Thesis statement is the most important Use your thesis statement to fill out each piece of evidence in the bubbles below You may only fill out 2 bubbles The Conclusion paragraph contains the same ideas as your thesis statement
More Information I will allow groups to use encyclopedias, books, and Britannica online to find more information if needed
Abraham Lincoln was the best President in UnitedStates history because he abolished slavery andkept the United States from dividing during the CivilWar.Abolished Slavery Civil War Contributions• Lincolnmade theEmancipationProclamationon January1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln made many important contributions to the United States, such as keeping the United States from dividing during the Civil War and abolishing slavery, which makes him the best President in history.
Rough Draft After completing your graphic organizer, you may begin writing your rough draft Remember: There should be 1 Opening Paragraph, 2-3 Body Paragraphs, and 1 Conclusion Paragraph. The Opening and Conclusion contain the thesis statement. Paragraphs should have between 4-6 sentences.
Editing and Revision After completing your rough draft, read over what you have read and ask these questions: Does it make sense? Did I stay on my topic? Did I support my argument from my thesis? Do I have any major spelling or grammar errors?