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General Essay Format!

How Do I Write an Introduction?


First, you want to start by introducing the topic in a general way (1-2 sentences).
Make sure to do this in a way that grabs your readers attention!

How Do I Write an Introduction?


Next, you want to start narrowing down your topic and getting more specific (12 sentences).

How Do I Write an Introduction?


Then, you want to state your main point about your topic. This is your THESIS STATEMENT! (1-2 sentences)

How Do I Write an Introduction?


If you want, you can then: state the supporting points you will use to support your thesis statement.

Whats Next???

Body Paragraphs!

How Do I Write a Body Paragraph?


Start with: a topic sentence that clearly states what that paragraph is going to be about.

How Do I Write a Body Paragraph?


After your topic sentence, give plenty of:

details and examples!


Examples from what you have observed Examples from what you have read if you are responding to a reading Information from outside sources if you are doing research

Am I Done Yet???

How Do I Write a Conclusion Paragraph?


First: Remind the reader what the topic was. Then: Remind the reader what your position is/what your topic sentence is. Conclude with: some new insight on the topic or look to the future.