Essay Form and Function
I. Introduction = To introduce the paper
Tells exactly what the paper will be about
General information about the topic = introduces the topic and the feeling or mood
Step Up starts with a Blue = feeling on the topic
Ways to start:
When or While ClausePower # sentence
*****Thesis Statement = the sentence that tells exactly what the paper will be about. Can be anywhere in the 1stparagraph, but we usually put it at the end.
II. Body Paragraphs = give the specific information
Topic sentence= Transition (yellow) and the fact
This sentence determines the rest of the sentences.
Lots of details, explanations, examples about the fact in the topic sentence (step up reds)When the prompt tells you to, cite evidence.
The number of body paragraphs is determined by the Thesis Statement.
III. Conclusion = sums up the essay.
First sentence echoes Blue.
Write one sentence to sum up each paragraph.
Last sentence starts with a conclusion transition and finish thought.