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1 Quick Review: Thesis Statement: Main idea of your essay Topic sentence: -first sentence of each body paragraph. -introduce how this paragraph will support the essay’s main idea What is this paragraph about and how does it relate to my thesis?

2 The 5 Paragraph Essay  How many paragraphs are in a 5 paragraph essay?  Answer: 5  That’s crazy!  The 5 Paragraph Essay is the most common essay that almost everyone learns in school.  It is called 5 Paragraph because of its structure.

3 Your Essay’s Organization 1. Introduction -General information on topic -Specific information towards your main idea -Thesis Statement (or main idea) as the last sentence of your introduction 2. Body Paragraphs (paragraphs 2, 3, and 4) -Topic Sentence relating back to thesis -Supporting idea -Example to illustrate 3. Conclusion: -Restate thesis and main points in new and interesting ways -Close with final thoughts of main idea

4 Outline: successful characteristics for college and careers Introduction A. Many people who graduate from college and have a career are thought to be successful. B. But it is not easy and takes a certain kind of person to get a college degree or have a successful career. C. Thesis Statement: People who are punctual, diligent, and goal-oriented are more likely to succeed in college and also in their careers.

5 Outline your introduction! Use your thesis of “When planning a party, it’s important to remember to ______, ______, and ______.” I. The Introduction: A. General comment about parties B. General comment about planning a party C. Thesis Statement Follow the structure of this outline. Do not write a whole paragraph!

6 Outline for a body paragraph II. Body Paragraph 1: Punctuality A. Topic Sentence: It is important be punctual when attending college classes and in the workplace. B. Supporting detail 1: Late students miss important parts of class. C. Supporting detail 2: Good punctuality impresses interviewers or businessmen D. Example: My friend was late and the job interviewers said they couldn’t hire him because they needed punctual employees

7 Outline a body paragraph! Select one “thing to remember” when planning a party. Now outline your first body paragraph: II. Body Paragraph 1 A. Topic Sentence: B. Supporting point: C. Example:

8 Outline: characteristics for people who are successful in college and careers  Introduction A. Many people who graduate from college and have a career are thought to be successful. B. But it is not easy and takes a certain kind of person to actually succeed in college and in careers. C. Thesis Statement: People who are punctual, diligent, and goal-oriented are more likely to succeed in college and also in their careers.

9 Example of an Introduction  Almost everyone wants to go to college and have a successful career. Yet, while college helps a person have a better life, it is not easy to get a college degree and to then have a good career. It takes certain characteristics to actually graduate and do well in a job. People who are diligent, punctual, and goal- oriented are more likely to succeed in college and also in their careers.

10 Outline for a body paragraph II. Body Paragraph 1: Punctuality A. Topic Sentence: It is important be punctual when attending college classes and in the workplace. B. Supporting detail 1: Late students miss important parts of class C. Supporting detail 2: Good punctuality impresses interviewers or businessmen D. Example: My friend was late and the job interviewers said they couldn’t hire him because they needed punctual employees

11 Body Paragraph Example It is important be punctual when attending college classes and in the workplace. If students are frequently late to class, they may not learn the course material or be aware of due dates for assignments. Late students could get bad grades, and bad grades look bad on job applications. Furthermore, punctual people are more likely to be on time for job interviews or business meetings, which is necessary to succeed in a career. My friend said that he didn’t get a job once because he was late to an interview. The interviewers really wanted to hire him, but told him they couldn’t because they needed their employees to be very punctual.

12 Paragraph 5: Conclusion  Your conclusion restates your thesis statement and your most important points.  Maybe include your opinion at the very end.  Leave the reader with something to think about

13  Homework: Read on Exposition, pg

14 Review 1. What is the first paragraph in the 5 paragraph essay? 2. Exactly where is the thesis (or main idea) located? 3. What is a topic sentence? 4. What is the structure of each body paragraph?


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