Essay structure - HCC Learning Web

Essay structure - HCC Learning Web

ESSAY E R U T C U ST R N W O R B E U IQ IN M

DO A BASIC ESSAY CONSISTS OF INTRODUCTION BODY PARAGRAPH BODY PARAGRAPH BODY PARAGRAPH CONCLUSION THE INTRODUCTION THE INTRODUCTION GUIDES THE READER INTO YOUR PAPER BY GRABBING ATTENTION AND INTRODUCING THE TOPIC. MAKE SURE TO INTRODUCE YOUR TOPIC. PROVIDE A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF WHAT YOUR TOPIC IS AND ALSO REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR REFERENCE WORKS (I.E.. JOHN

WYNDHAMS THE CHRYSALIDS) WHERE THE READER FINDS THE THESIS STATEMENT, WHICH IS THE GUIDE TO THE ENTIRE ESSAY. Point Out a Vivid Quotation or Quotations (Find a quotation that is relevant to todays society and attention-getting) Reveal a Startling Statistic Present a Question or Sequence of Questions (An Important Significant Question or Questions) Narrate a Story (Tell a story related to the question your thesis answers.) Describe a Person, Place, or Thing Create a Visual Image That Represents Your Subject

THE THESIS STATEMENT A THESIS STATEMENT IS SIMPLY AN ARGUMENT THAT YOU ARE GOING TO PROVE. IT IS THE ROADMAP FOR YOUR ESSAY AND EXPLAINS TO THE READER EXACTLY WHAT YOU WILL DISCUSS IN YOUR PAPER. THE THESIS STATEMENT WILL BE THE LAST SENTENCE IN YOUR INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH. A BASIC THESIS STATEMENT CONTAINS THE TOPIC AND THE 3 MAIN POINTS TO SUPPORT THE TOPIC. EXAMPLE INTRODUCTION THE LITTLE THINGS HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN TIME FROM YOUR BUSY LIFE AND THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO YOU? SOMETIMES THE SMALLEST THINGS CAN HAVE THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON OUR VERY EXISTENCE. WE NEVER STOP TO THINK OF A GIANT OAK EMERGING FROM A TINY SEED OR OF ANOTHER LIFE BEING THE CENTER OF OUR OWN. EVEN WITH THE

ADVERSITY OF THE WORLD TODAY, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ONE PERSON TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON ANOTHER PERSON . IN MY CASE, THAT PERSON IS MY SON. THIS CHILD I AM TO TEACH AND LOVE HAS SOMEHOW ENLIGHTENED ME ABOUT PATIENCE, ENDURANCE, AND AFFECTION; THUS, HE IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PERSON IN MY LIFE. (SPECIFIC THESIS) BODY PARAGRAPHS A BODY PARAGRAPH PRESENTS THE SUPPORTING INFORMATION FOR THE THESIS IN AN ESSAY. A BODY PARAGRAPH CAN ALSO BE A STAND ALONE ANSWER TO AN ESSAY QUESTION ON A TEST. A BODY PARAGRAPH CONSISTS OF SEVERAL TYPES OF SENTENCES: TOPIC, SUPPORT, ELABORATION, ELABORATION DETAIL, AND CONCLUDING. TOPIC SENTENCE A TOPIC SENTENCE (CONTROLLING SENTENCE

OF EACH BODY PARAGRAPH) STATES WHAT THE PARAGRAPH IS ABOUT. FOR EXAMPLE: THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY DOGS MAKE GOOD PETS. WHILE THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF VARIETIES OF TREES TO CHOOSE FROM, THERE ARE THREE PARTICULAR TREES THAT MAKE GREAT ADDITIONS TO MOST RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES. SUPPORT SENTENCE A SUPPORT SENTENCE (MAJOR SUPPORTING DETAILS) GIVES MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOPIC IN GENERAL. FOR EXAMPLE: THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY DOGS MAKE GOOD PETS.

ONE REASON THAT CANINES ARE GOOD COMPANIONS IS THAT THEY ARE VERY ENTERTAINING. WHILE THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF VARIETIES OF TREES TO CHOOSE FROM, THERE ARE THREE PARTICULAR TREES THAT MAKE GREAT ADDITIONS TO MOST RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES. ONE OF THE BEST TREES TO PLANT IN A YARD IS THE SUGAR MAPLE, A DECIDUOUS TREE THAT OFTEN GROWS TO BE OVER FIFTY FEET TALL. AN ELABORATION SENTENCE GIVES MORE SPECIFIC ELABORATION SENTENCE DETAIL ABOUT A PARTICULAR SUPPORT SENTENCES TOPIC. FOR EXAMPLE:

THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY DOGS MAKE GOOD PETS. ONE REASON THAT CANINES ARE GOOD COMPANIONS IS THAT THEY ARE VERY ENTERTAINING. POOCHES BRING JOY AND IMPROVED HEALTH TO PEOPLES LIVES BY PERFORMING LOTS OF TRICKS OR MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH BECAUSE OF THE BIZARRE THINGS THEY DO. WHILE THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF VARIETIES OF TREES TO CHOOSE FROM, THERE ARE THREE PARTICULAR TREES THAT MAKE GREAT ADDITIONS TO MOST RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES. ONE OF THE BEST TREES TO PLANT IN A YARD IS THE SUGAR MAPLE, A DECIDUOUS TREE THAT OFTEN GROWS TO BE OVER FIFTY FEET TALL.

THIS LONG-LIVED TREE IS PRIZED FOR ITS DENSE SUMMER FOLIAGE, STRONG BRANCHES, AND ATTRACTIVE APPEARANCE. ELABORATION DETAIL SENTENCE AN ELABORATION DETAIL SENTENCE (MINOR SUPPORTING DETAILS) GIVES MORE SPECIFIC DETAIL ABOUT A PARTICULAR ELABORATION SENTENCES TOPIC. FOR EXAMPLE: THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY DOGS MAKE GOOD PETS. ONE REASON THAT CANINES ARE GOOD COMPANIONS IS THAT THEY ARE VERY ENTERTAINING.

POOCHES BRING JOY AND IMPROVED HEALTH TO PEOPLES LIVES BY PERFORMING LOTS OF TRICKS OR MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH BECAUSE OF THE BIZARRE THINGS THEY DO. IN FACT, THEIR LOVING AND FUNNY COMPANIONSHIP HAS BEEN PROVEN TO LOWER PEOPLES BLOOD PRESSURE AND HELP EASE DEPRESSION. WHAT DO THESE SENTENCES DO? A CONCLUDING SENTENCE SUMMARIZES THE PARAGRAPH AND OFTEN HELPS THE READER MOVE SMOOTHLY TO THE NEXT PARAGRAPH. FOR EXAMPLE: WHILE THERE ARE MANY ANIMALS PEOPLE CAN HAVE AS PETS, DOGS ARE DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST COMPANIONS

ANYONE CAN HAVE. TS: THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY DOGS MAKE GOOD PETS. EXAMPLE PATTERN OF BODY PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT 1. TOPIC SENTENCE 2. SUPPORT SENTENCE 3. ELABORATION SENTENCE 4. ELABORATION SENTENCE 5. ELABORATION DETAIL SENTENCE 6. ELABORATION DETAIL SENTENCE 7. CONCLUDING SENTENCE CONCLUSION THE MAIN POINTS OF THE ESSAY.

WAYS TO CONCLUDE LOOKING BACK OVER THE POINTS IT REFERS BACK TO AND RESTATES THE THESIS. EMPHASIZING IMPORTANT POINTS YOU THE CONCLUSION BRINGS TOGETHER ALL OF THE CONCLUSION LEAVES THE READER WITH A FINAL THOUGHT AND A SENSE OF CLOSURE BY RESOLVING ANY IDEAS BROUGHT UP IN THE ESSAY. MENTIONED IN THE BODY PARAGRAPHS DONT WANT THE READER TO FORGET

REFERRING TO SOMETHING IN THE INTRODUCTION LOOKING FORWARD MAYBE POISING A QUESTION FOR THE READER TO CONSIDER #1 RULE IN ANY CONCLUSION YOU CANNOT INTRODUCE ANYTHING NEW! GIVING ADVICE SUGGESTING A CALL TO ACTION BASED ON A POSITION PUT FORTH IN THE ESSAY

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