Body
Paragraphs
Reminders
• Letter Format with professional tone!
• Introduction: claim/thesis and scenario
• 2 Body Paragraphs:
– Par. #1...
Reminders
• Letter Format with professional tone!
• Introduction: claim/thesis and scenario
• 2 Body Paragraphs:
– Par. #1...
Basic Body
Paragraph Structure
• Topic Sentence
• Evidence (with citation)
• Explanation/Warrant
• *Repeat Evidence & Expl...
Topic Sentence
• TS ≠ repeating claim from intro
• Mini claim about your book
• Should be a definitive statements you are
...
Evidence Sentences
• Facts from the book or research articles
– Quotes, paraphrases, summaries
• MUST INTRODUCE EVIDENCE! ...
Explanation/Warrant
• Every single piece of evidence must be
followed by an explanation!
• Remember our simple formula:
1 ...
Explanation/Warrant
• Yes, you can copy and paste from your
outline.
• Just be very careful – your paragraph
needs to clea...
Concluding Sentence
• Final statement that lets reader know
paragraph is complete
• Transitions can help signal closing to...
Let’s look at
my model…
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Body paragraphs 2014

  1. 1. Body Paragraphs
  2. 2. 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)
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. Basic Body Paragraph Structure • Topic Sentence • Evidence (with citation) • Explanation/Warrant • *Repeat Evidence & Explanation* • Concluding Sentence
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Concluding Sentence • Final statement that lets reader know paragraph is complete • Transitions can help signal closing to the reader (“In conclusion” =  over it)
  10. 10. Let’s look at my model…

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