ESSAY PLANNING CHART Topic: Compare Buck and Chris McCandless using the theme of the wilderness from The Call of the Wild and Into the Wild. STEP TWO: ORGANIZATION – Fill in the following organizational guide with the ideas and supporting details that you will use in your essay. Name: _____________________ INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH THESIS (CENTRAL IDEA OF ESSAY): Show how Buck and Chris answer the call of the wild using characterization and then show the similarities of their characters and experiences.
Body Paragraph 1: Characterization of Buck, discuss unique aspects of Buck’s experiences in the wild Body Paragraph 2: Characterization of Chris, discuss unique things to Chris’ experiences in the wild. Body Paragraph 3: Show how Buck and Chris’ experiences in the wild are similar.
BRIEF STATEMENT OF CENTRAL IDEAS: (Thesis statement)
Concluding sentence: DEVELOPMENTAL PARAGRAPHS
Paragraph 1 Theme: _____________ Paragraph 2 Theme:______________ Paragraph 3 Theme:____________ Details: Details: Details:
CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH RESTATE THESIS:
EXPLAIN SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TOPIC: Why should we care about this topic?