… BELONGING ESSAY STRUCTURE
People experience a sense of belonging in a varied and complex ways. How is this
explored in the texts you have studied? In your answer refer to your set text and one
piece of related material.
State your thesis and how it relates to the question. Name your set text and related
material, underline the name of the text and state the authors of each. Briefly state the
techniques used (eg a number of visual and language techniques are used to assist in
conveying the assumptions about belonging)
Paragraph One -Each paragraph should be about 6-8 sentences
P oint –Topic sentence Set Text
Always start with your set text
State your first assumption about belonging.
Expand on how this is conveyed in the text.
E xample from the text/related material and quote to support it explaining
effectiveness of techniques
L ink to your question and ideas about belonging
Begin paragraph with a linking word or phrase.
Discuss another character/situation in terms of your first assumption out of Set text
P, E, E, L
Begin with a linking word- link to above assumption
P, E, E, Link again to the character/situation
Related Material- link to Set Text/Assumption
New Assumption/ New Character/Chapter/Poem
Set Text P,E,E,L
Set Text link continue assumption
New Assumption/Set Text
Link assumption to previous paragraph.
Briefly sum up argument and link to question
Maybe a quote? Needs to be a strong statement to finish off. Two or three sentences