“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an act of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

” -Mother Teresa

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“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” -Mother Teresa

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Today’s Aims
1. Formal Essay Structure 2. Thesis Statement 3. Review ETS Criterion

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Today’s Agenda
1. Formal Essay Structure 2. Thesis Formula 3. Review ETS Criterion 4. Reflections

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HOOK
Introduction

THESIS
Body Paragraph

Supporting Details

T.S
Body Paragraph

C.S
Body Paragraph

Conclusion

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An Effective Introduction
Hook

Introduction
Supporting Details

Engages interest ‣Question ‣Quote ‣Direct Statement ‣Statistic

Thesis
a one or two sentence summary of your entire essay. E.g. In this paper, I will explain why I believe that love for one’s students, a commitment to constant professional improvement, and an enthusiastic attitude are the most important qualities of an outstanding educator.
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Basic Paragraph Structure
Topic Sentence (TS) •Introduces the main idea •Short, simple and focused ‣Question ‣Quote ‣Direct Statement ‣Statistic

Body Paragraph

Concluding Sentence (CS) Concludes main idea presented in TS

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Basic Paragraph Structure

Supporting Details (SD)

Body Paragraph

•Explain ideas from TS or HOOK •Provides new & insightful information •Answers as many W5 + H questions

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Basic Paragraph Structure
A topic sentence beginning with a summarizing linking word. Reflects ideas in Hook and Thesis

Conclusion

E.g. In conclusion... In summary...

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Basic Thesis Formula
describe
This essay will

focus 1

focus 2

analyze
In this essay, I will

focus 3

discuss
The following essay will

explore
E.g. The following essay will describe what made Terry so special, how he showed me how to be persistent, and the importance of being selfless.
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Thesis Example 1

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Thesis Example 1
The following essay will explore three strategies I would use to improve how English is taught in Korea: reducing class sizes, reforming the Korean SAT, and introducing a nation-wide extensive reading program.

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Thesis Example 2
In this paper, I will explain why I believe that love for one’s students, a commitment to constant professional improvement, and an enthusiastic attitude are the most important qualities of an outstanding educator.

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Thesis Example 3
In this essay I will share three lessons I would give to my ten year old self: the importance of being patient, why forgiveness is more important than judgement, and how to forever stay young at heart.

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“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” -Bruce Lee
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Homework
1. Compose an introduction

✓ Hook ✓ SD ✓ Thesis statement

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Reflection Questions

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Reflection Questions

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