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Basic Essay Structure

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Basic Essay Structure

  1. 1. Essay Practice
  2. 2. Perfecting the Thesis <ul><li>A Great Thesis… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sets the Scene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addresses the Question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes a Position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signpost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just Remember the S.A.T.s !! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Supporting Paragraphs <ul><li>A Great Paragraph… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigates your Signposts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contains a sub-thesis that ties back to the main thesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addresses the Question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adds SFI (significant, factual information) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember the NCAA </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Conclusion <ul><li>A Great Conclusion… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brings your arguments together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of your position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ties back to the Thesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exemplifies your organizational skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>… Has B.I.T.E. ! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Practice Question <ul><li>To what extent did the decade of the 1950’s deserve its reputation as an age of political, social and cultural conformity? </li></ul>

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