 Essay – group of paragraphs on a single
subject
 Similar to paragraph structure
 Topic sentence > Introduction &Thesis...
 Introduction &Thesis
 P1
 Topic sentence
 Evidence
 Summary statement/transitions
 P2
 T
 E
 S /T
 P3
 T
 E
...
 Begins with opening
remarks and closes
with a thesis
statement
 Thesis statement –
presents the main idea
of the paper
...
 The meat of your paper
 Where you provide the most detail
 3 is the magic number
 Each body paragraph should have a t...
 Begins with a
restatement/summariz
ation of thesis
 Ends with general
closing remarks about
the subject
Thesis
Less spe...
 Consider the assignment/ situation
 Answer the question asked
 Consider your purpose – what do you want to
accomplish?...
 Makes a point about a topic
 The benefits of owning a cell phone outweigh the
problems.
 When people take good care of...
 Is clearly worded and specific
 Because of their friendly natures, active
personalities, and easy care, dogs make great...
 After deciding on a topic, create a main idea
 Prewrite
 Identify points from prewriting that support
thesis
 Draft y...
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  1. 1.  Essay – group of paragraphs on a single subject  Similar to paragraph structure  Topic sentence > Introduction &Thesis  Evidence > Body paragraphs  Summary statement > Conclusion  Transitions
  2. 2.  Introduction &Thesis  P1  Topic sentence  Evidence  Summary statement/transitions  P2  T  E  S /T  P3  T  E  S /T  Conclusion
  3. 3.  Begins with opening remarks and closes with a thesis statement  Thesis statement – presents the main idea of the paper Broad, general remarks on subject. More specific remarks Thesis
  4. 4.  The meat of your paper  Where you provide the most detail  3 is the magic number  Each body paragraph should have a topic sentence
  5. 5.  Begins with a restatement/summariz ation of thesis  Ends with general closing remarks about the subject Thesis Less specific remarks General closing remarks
  6. 6.  Consider the assignment/ situation  Answer the question asked  Consider your purpose – what do you want to accomplish?  Always consider your essay’s audience  Not always the teacher
  7. 7.  Makes a point about a topic  The benefits of owning a cell phone outweigh the problems.  When people take good care of their bodies, they feel better.
  8. 8.  Is clearly worded and specific  Because of their friendly natures, active personalities, and easy care, dogs make great pets for families with young children.  The rules governing the Monopoly board game are antiquated and should be changed.
  9. 9.  After deciding on a topic, create a main idea  Prewrite  Identify points from prewriting that support thesis  Draft your thesis  Arrange points (outline?)  Write the essay  Revise  Edit  Remember – this isn’t a linear process

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