English 8 Novel Study: Expository Essay

Name:

Intro: Hook

Thesis: Central idea

+ topics of evidence

Complete thesis statement: (Should be one coherent sentence) _____________________________________________________________________________ _ _____________________________________________________________________________ _ _____________________________________________________________________________ _ _____________________________________________________________________________ _ _____________________________________________________________________________ _ _____________________________________________________________________________ _

Note: include title and author in the introduction (usually in the thesis). Italicize the title.

BODY PARAGRAPH ORGANIZER Point: state what you will prove in the paragraph

Body Paragraph # _______

Evidence #1 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Transition sentence for next point of evidence

Evidence #2 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Concluding sentence: links evidence in paragraph back to thesis

BODY PARAGRAPH ORGANIZER Point: state what you will prove in the paragraph

Body Paragraph # _______

Evidence #1 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Transition sentence for next point of evidence

Evidence #2 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Concluding sentence: links evidence in paragraph back to thesis

BODY PARAGRAPH ORGANIZER Point: state what you will prove in the paragraph

Body Paragraph # _______

Evidence #1 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Transition sentence for next point of evidence

Evidence #2 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Concluding sentence: links evidence in paragraph back to thesis

NEXT: draft a concluding paragraph that addresses: So what? What have we learned from this? CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH ORGANIZER Synthesize, don’t summarize: Include a brief summary of the paper’s main points, but don’t simply repeat things that were in your paper. Instead, show your reader how the points you made and the support and examples you used fit together. Pull it all together.

Include a provocative insight or quotation from the reading you did for your essay.

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