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ESSAY PLANNING SHEET

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									   ESSAY PLANNING SHEET                            NAME
                                                   CLASS
                                                   TOPIC
              1. INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH
Topic Sentence: (Broad Generalization about the topic which will lead to thesis)
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Body Sentence Ideas: (A series of sentences which narrow your topic)
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Concluding Sentence: (Your thesis statement – what you are discussing in the essay)
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              2. FIRST BODY PARAGRAPH (Weakest Proof)
Topic Sentence:
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Body Sentence Ideas: (Example details of Reason details)
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Conclusion:
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              3. SECOND BODY PARAGRAPH (2nd Strongest Proof)
Topic Sentence:
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Body Sentence Ideas: (Example details of Reason details)
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Conclusion:
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              4. THIRD BODY PARAGRAPH (Strongest Proof)
Topic Sentence:
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Body Sentence Ideas: (Example details of Reason details)
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Conclusion:
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CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH:
Topic Sentence (Re-worded Thesis)
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Body Sentence Ideas (A broadening of your thesis statement leading to a generalized
conclusion)
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Conclusion ( A statement that goes beyond what you have said in your essay and makes a
final impression on the reader)
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