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Title: How to Write a Five Paragraph Essay


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How to Write a Five Paragraph Essay
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Essentials to Introduction
  • Engage your reader
  • Establish direction
  • Get to the point

3
Engage
  • Stimulate and direct the readers attention
  • Mention little know facts
  • Offer thought provoking question

4
Engage
  • Tell a brief illuminating story
  • Offer a little sip of what is to follow

5
ONE FORMAT
  • A universal comment
  • A bridge or transition
  • Thesis

6
  • Each one of these following parts could be one or
    more sentences.

7
Universal (1 )
  • A sentence that can be applied to everyone.
  • A sentence in which a truth is well said and
  • easily understood.

8
Universal (1 )
  • Quote
  • Saying
  • Anecdote
  • Detail
  • Statistic
  • Dictionary definition
  • Rhetorical question

9
Universal (1 )
  • Purpose
  • To grab readers attention!
  • Hook!!
  • Big bang attention grabber!!!

10
The Bridge (2)
  • Is a sentence which links the hook, the big
    bang, with the thesis.
  • It acts as a transition between two ideas.

11
The Bridge (2)
  • It needs to be creative and smooth in order to
    successfully link the two ideas.
  • Appropriate transition and linking words are
    often found here.

12
Thesis (3)
  • Content
  • and
  • Comment
  • come together

13
Thesis Checklist
  • Does my thesis reflect a limited topic?
  • Does my thesis clearly state the specific idea I
    plan to develop?

14
Thesis Checklist
  • Is my thesis supported by the information I have
    gathered?
  • Does my thesis suggest a pattern of development
    for my essay?

15
Review
  • What are the three parts which make up the
    introduction?

16
ONE FORMAT
  • A universal comment
  • A bridge or transition
  • Thesis

17
Thesis
  • Topic/Comment
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • Parallel Structure

18
What is Parallel Structure?
  • Using the same grammatical pattern in repetition
  • Repetition of nouns
  • Repetition of adjectives and nouns
  • Repetition of verbs
  • Repetition of adverbs and verbs
  • Repetition of prepositional phrases
  • Repetition of clauses

19
Repetition of adjectives and nouns
  • Environmental disasters, widespread plagues, and
    global wars are all indicators, according to the
    Book of Revelations of the impending apocalypse.

20
Parallel adj and nouns
  • Environmental disasters,
  • widespread plagues,
  • and global wars

21
Repetition of prepositional phrases
  • Environmental disasters around the world,
    widespread plagues in third world nations, and
    global wars in the near future are all
    indicators, according to the Book of Revelations
    of the impending apocalypse.

22
Repetition of prepositional phrases
  • around the world,
  • in third world nations
  • in the near future
  • are all indicators, according to the Book of
    Revelations of the impending apocalypse.

23
Repetition of clauses
  • Environmental disasters around the world will
    immobilize our fragile and vulnerable
    technology widespread plagues in third world
    nations will devastate the weak and the
    helpless, and global wars will ensure complete
    comprehensive destruction of our world in the
    near future frighteningly, these are all
    indicators, according to the Book of Revelations
    of our impending apocalypse.

Environmental disasters around the world,
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Thesis Statement
  • Proposition Statement

25
Go to Thesis Power Point
  • Return and next slide

26
How to Get to the Second Paragraph
  • Use transition words
  • (from the transition word sheet)
  • Use a word or an idea from the first part of
    your thesis

27
Here is our thesis.
  • IN THE PAST FEW YEARS THE BUSINESS OF CUSTOMIZING
    CARS HAS BECOME MORE POPULAR DUE TO TV, MAGAZINES
    AND CELEBRITY DEMANDING CUSTOMIZED VEHICLES.

28
We could begin with the word PAST as in IN THE
PAST FEW YEARS
  • Time words
  • Before
  • Since
  • At first
  • At first, cars were a method efficient and
    private transportation.

29
How to Get to the Second Paragraph and all the
following paraqraphs
  • Use your imagination!!!

30
Remember!!! For all your paragraphs you need
31
Comment
  • Captain John Smiths bold, arrogant, and
    egotistical attitude is reflected in his diction,
    style and his subjects for discussion.

32
Concrete Detail
  • For example, he praises himself for setting a
    good example for the colonists, being fair and
    industrious to such a degree that the colony was
    now self sufficient. Furthermore, he says, of
    himself and his capture, When the news came to
    Jamestown, much was their sorrow for his
    loss(74). Obviously, he regarded himself in high
    esteem.

paraphrase
33
Quotations
  • Use a comma to separate your comment and the
    quote!!!
  • Furthermore, he says, of himself and of his
    capture, When the news came to Jamestown, much
    was their sorrow for his loss(74).

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MLA
  • Furthermore, he says, of himself and of his
    capture, When the news came to Jamestown, much
    was their sorrow for his loss(74).
  • Q Quotation
  • P Parenthesis
  • P Punctuation

35
Concluding Sentence
  • Obviously, he regarded himself in high esteem.
  • Finish off the idea for your quotes with a
    further reinforcement of some sort to solidify
    your observation.

36
General
  • In writing use your head and your imagination.

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MLA12 pt Font ..Times New RomanDouble spaced
  • James Buffet
  • Mr. Kolbusz
  • American Literature
  • 02 Sept 2006
  • Captain John Smith Love Him or Leave Him
  • Captain John Smiths bold, arrogant, and
    egotistical attitude is reflected in his diction,
    style and his subjects for discussion. For
    example, he praises himself for setting a good
    example for the colonists, being fair and
    industrious to such a degree that the colony was
    now self sufficient. Furthermore, he says, of
    himself and his capture, When the news came to
    Jamestown, much was their sorrow for his
    loss(74). Obviously, he regarded himself in high
    esteem.
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