E ssay  S tructure ( B ody   and  C onclusion)
B asic  E ssay  S tructure <ul><li>I ntroduction </li></ul><ul><li>B ody Paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>C onclusion </li></ul>
B ody <ul><li>T he body paragraphs  in an essay should: </li></ul><ul><li>D evelop your topic </li></ul><ul><li>P rove you...
P aragraph  S tructure <ul><li>A   P aragraph  I s: </li></ul><ul><li>A  group of related sentences that discuss one </li>...
P aragraph  S tructure <ul><li>T hree  P arts   of a  P aragraph </li></ul><ul><li>T opic sentence </li></ul><ul><li>S upp...
P aragraph  S tructure <ul><li>T opic  S entence </li></ul><ul><li>T opic (states the topic) </li></ul><ul><li>C ontrollin...
P aragraph  S tructure <ul><li>W riting  T opic  S entences </li></ul><ul><li>A  topic sentence must be a complete sentenc...
P aragraph  S tructure <ul><li>S upporting  S entences </li></ul><ul><li>E xplain or prove the topic sentence </li></ul><u...
P aragraph  S tructure <ul><li>C oncluding  S entence </li></ul><ul><li>S ignals the end of the paragraph. </li></ul><ul><...
C oncluding  P aragraph <ul><li>S ignals the end of the essay </li></ul><ul><li>R eminds your reader of your main </li></u...
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Essay Structure (Body and Conclusion)

  1. 1. E ssay S tructure ( B ody and C onclusion)
  2. 2. B asic E ssay S tructure <ul><li>I ntroduction </li></ul><ul><li>B ody Paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>C onclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. B ody <ul><li>T he body paragraphs in an essay should: </li></ul><ul><li>D evelop your topic </li></ul><ul><li>P rove your points </li></ul><ul><li>H ave a pattern (e.g. chronological order, </li></ul><ul><li>comparison/contrast, or a combination of both) </li></ul>
  4. 4. P aragraph S tructure <ul><li>A P aragraph I s: </li></ul><ul><li>A group of related sentences that discuss one </li></ul><ul><li>(and usually only one) main idea. A paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>can be as short as one sentence or as long as </li></ul><ul><li>ten sentences or more. The length of a </li></ul><ul><li>paragraph is not important, it should be long </li></ul><ul><li>enough to develop the main idea clearly. </li></ul>
  5. 5. P aragraph S tructure <ul><li>T hree P arts of a P aragraph </li></ul><ul><li>T opic sentence </li></ul><ul><li>S upporting sentences </li></ul><ul><li>C oncluding sentence (if necessary) </li></ul>
  6. 6. P aragraph S tructure <ul><li>T opic S entence </li></ul><ul><li>T opic (states the topic) </li></ul><ul><li>C ontrolling idea (controls or limits the topic to a specific area) </li></ul><ul><li>Gold, (topic) a precious metal, is known for two </li></ul><ul><li>important characteristics . (controlling idea) </li></ul>
  7. 7. P aragraph S tructure <ul><li>W riting T opic S entences </li></ul><ul><li>A topic sentence must be a complete sentence, </li></ul><ul><li>with a subject and a verb. </li></ul><ul><li>A topic sentence should neither be too general </li></ul><ul><li>nor too specific. </li></ul><ul><li>A topic sentence should not have unrelated </li></ul><ul><li>controlling ideas. </li></ul>
  8. 8. P aragraph S tructure <ul><li>S upporting S entences </li></ul><ul><li>E xplain or prove the topic sentence </li></ul><ul><li>A re specific and factual </li></ul><ul><li>C an be examples, statistics, or quotations </li></ul>
  9. 9. P aragraph S tructure <ul><li>C oncluding S entence </li></ul><ul><li>S ignals the end of the paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>L eaves the reader with the most important </li></ul><ul><li>ideas. It can do this in two ways: </li></ul><ul><li>B y summarizing the main points of the paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>B y repeating the topic sentences in different words. </li></ul><ul><li>A paragraph doesn’t always need a concluding sentence. </li></ul>
  10. 10. C oncluding P aragraph <ul><li>S ignals the end of the essay </li></ul><ul><li>R eminds your reader of your main </li></ul><ul><li>points: You can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S ummarize your subtopics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P araphrase your thesis. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I t leaves your reader with your final thoughts. </li></ul>
  11. 11. C oncluding P aragraph <ul><li>W ays to write a memorable conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>M ake a prediction </li></ul><ul><li>S uggest results or consequences. </li></ul><ul><li>S uggest a solution, make a recommendation. </li></ul><ul><li>Q uote an authority on the topic. </li></ul>
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