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  • Body Paragraphs
  • Reminders • Letter Format with professional tone! • Introduction: claim/thesis and scenario • 2 Body Paragraphs: – Par. #1 defends your claim – Par. #2 explains your opponent’s counter- argument AND refutes it • Conclusion (we will discuss this Friday)
  • Reminders • Letter Format with professional tone! • Introduction: claim/thesis and scenario • 2 Body Paragraphs: – Par. #1 defends your claim – Par. #2 explains your opponent’s counter- argument AND refutes it • Conclusion (we will discuss this Friday)
  • Basic Body Paragraph Structure • Topic Sentence • Evidence (with citation) • Explanation/Warrant • *Repeat Evidence & Explanation* • Concluding Sentence
  • Topic Sentence • TS ≠ repeating claim from intro • Mini claim about your book • Should be a definitive statements you are going to prove within this ONE body paragraph
  • Evidence Sentences • Facts from the book or research articles – Quotes, paraphrases, summaries • MUST INTRODUCE EVIDENCE! Don’t leave your quote hanging.  Weave it directly into your own sentence. • Make sure all evidence supports TS
  • Explanation/Warrant • Every single piece of evidence must be followed by an explanation! • Remember our simple formula: 1 sentence comment on quote + 1 sentence connection to claim
  • Explanation/Warrant • Yes, you can copy and paste from your outline. • Just be very careful – your paragraph needs to clearly flow! • All evidence and explanations must clearly tie back to your TS.
  • Concluding Sentence • Final statement that lets reader know paragraph is complete • Transitions can help signal closing to the reader (“In conclusion” =  over it)
  • Let’s look at my model…