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Writing Great Essays

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Writing Great Essays

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  1. Writing Great Essays The Easy Way

  2. ! AWESOME Introduction Paragraphs 3 1 2

  3. ! Introduction Paragraph Attention Getter 3 2 1 Thesis Statement Essay Map Clincher

  4. Introduction Paragraph ! Remember NOT to use anything but 3rd person in a literary paper Attention Getter Gets the reader’s attention It can: • connect the subject of your essay to a real-world event, person, or idea • begin talking more generally about the idea that you will eventually state as your thesis • ask a sophisticated, thought-provoking question (but not a “mickey mouse” one) • contain an important quote ONLY if you discuss it and transition from it smoothly to your thesis statement

  5. Introduction Paragraph Thesis Statement This is what your essay is trying to prove. This is the “bull’s eye” you are trying to hit during your entire paper. Each body paragraph may focus on different ideas, but they each end with a connection to the thesis. “bull’s eye”

  6. Introduction Paragraph Essay Map 1 2 3 This tells the reader HOW you are going to go about proving the thesis statement. It’s like a roadmap you show so that the reader will trust you, the writer, to take him/her to the end.

  7. Introduction Paragraph Essay Map The Essay Map mentions every main point you will make in the essay in order to prove your thesis true. You can write this in one, long sentence… or you can write it in three sentences. 1 2 3

  8. Introduction Paragraph Essay Map Example: Target is superior to Wal-Mart because it offers lower prices, a better selection, and higher-quality merchandise. 1 2 lower prices better selection 3 higher- quality

  9. Introduction Paragraph Clincher This sentence sums up the essay map points by mentioning them as a group. For example: All of these examples prove that Target is a better store than Wal-Mart. The clincher clearly ends the paragraph. All of these

  10. TERRIFIC Body Paragraphs(The FIRST) This is your topic sentence for idea 1. 1 (Remember to begin with an SBD) A1 – set the context A2 – example or quote A3 – explanation / details B1 – set the context B2 – example or quote B3 – explanation / details = ( )  1 (SBD)

  11. TERRIFIC Body Paragraphs(The SECOND) 1 2 This is your topic sentence for idea 2. (Remember to use Transition.) A1 – set the context A2 – example or quote A3 – explanation / details B1 – set the context B2 – example or quote B3 – explanation / details = ( )  2 (SBD)

  12. TERRIFIC Body Paragraphs(The THIRD) 2 This is your topic sentence for idea 3. (Remember to use Transition.) A1 – set the context A2 – example or quote A3 – explanation / details B1 – set the context B2 – example or quote B3 – explanation / details = ( )  3 (SBD)

  13. AMAZING Conclusion Paragraphs (SBD) 2 1 3 +