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Introduction:
Hook and general discussion to introduce the subject/topic of the essay. Be
sure to include the title and author of the work to be discussed:
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Link from general topic to specifics of thesis: _____________________________
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Thesis (the point you will be proving in the essay): ________________________
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Claims/parts being analysed/categories being used/supporting arguments/
reasons to support thesis:
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Body Paragraph #1 – Expository Paragraph
Topic Sentence and transition from intro to body (first reason/claim to support
thesis.


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point – be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point – be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point – be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Close first argument
Body Paragraph #2 – Expository Paragraph
Transition and topic sentence (2nd reason/claim/argument to support thesis
statement)


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point– be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point– be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point– be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Close 2nd argument
Body Paragraph #3 – Analytic or Expository Paragraph
Transition and topic sentence (3rd reason/claim/argument to support thesis
statement)


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point– be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point– be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point– be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Close 3rd argument
Body Paragraph #4 – Analytic or Argumentative Paragraph
Transition and topic sentence (4th reason/claim/argument to support thesis
statement)


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point– be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point– be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point– be sure to set context of quote where
necessary)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Close 4th argument
Body Paragraph #5 – Argumentative Paragraph
Transition and topic sentence (5th reason/claim/argument to support thesis
statement)


Point (to support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving or challenging the claim and
thesis


Point (to challenge or support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point)


Significance of quotation as it relates to proving the claim and thesis


Point (to contradict or support topic sentence)


Evidence (quotation to support point)

Significance of quotation as it relates to proving claim and thesis


Close 5th argument
CONCLUSION:
Transition from body to concluding paragraph ___________________________
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Restate thesis in a unique way _________________________________________
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Restate claims or supporting arguments in a unique way ___________________
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General discussion about importance of what has been revealed about subject
(further application beyond text) _______________________________________
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Close concluding paragraph in an interesting way ________________________
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