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This is only one method of organizing an essayIntroductory paragraphA Catches the readers interestB Gives brief background on your topicC Begins or ends with the thesis statementBody paragraphs 2 3 etcA Develops expands andor supports the thesis statementB Includes a topic sentence for each paragraphC Includes supporting details which reinforce the topic sentenceConcluding paragraphA Restates the thesis or sums up the argumentB Tells the reader what you think is important to remember Often this is a personal responseC Never introduces new information in the conclusion Extend your thinking on something from the essay The 5 Paragraph Essay Format The first paragraph 1 Begins with a topic sentence that introduces a general theme 2 Follows the topic sentence with sentences that narrow the focus of the theme so that it is less general 3 Introduces the author of the text you are writing about 4 Introduces the title of that text 5 Narrows the discussion of the topic by identifying an issue or problem 6 Finishes by making a debatable claim a thesis statement which is defined as a debatable pointclaim Body paragraphs 1 Begin with topic sentences that clearly relate to the topic or issue or problem which was identified in the introductory paragraph 2 Sentences that elaborate on the issue or problem discussed in the introductory paragraph and also demonstrates a clear connection to the thesis statement 3 A sentence or sentences that make a claim about the topic issue problem 4 A quote from the text you are analyzing that supports your claim 5 Your interpretation of that quote which explains how you arrived at your conclusion and also demonstrates a clear connection to the thesis statement Body parargraphs employ the One Two Three Rule which is 1 Make a debatable claim 2 Support the claim with a quote 3 Explain the connection between your claim and the quote which means you make an intellectual conclusion
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