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2 An Introduction to Mr. Pete Paper Your essay friend Oh my goodness! A shotgun essay? No prob! Pete

3 This slideshow was made in association with: The Shotgun Essay Corporation And Sesame Street

4 Who is Pete Paper? Pete Paper is a model of how you should write a shotgun essay. When you start planning an essay, you can use the awesome Pete Paper format to help you.Pete Paper is a model of how you should write a shotgun essay. When you start planning an essay, you can use the awesome Pete Paper format to help you. –He helps you organize your: introduction and thesis statementintroduction and thesis statement supporting paragraphssupporting paragraphs conclusionconclusion

5 What does Pete Paper Look Like? Pete Paper Paragraph #1 Paragraph #2 Paragraph #3 Paragraph #4 Paragraph #5

6 What are Pete’s Parts? IntroductionIntroduction –General Statement –Thesis Statement Supporting Paragraphs with detailsSupporting Paragraphs with details ConclusionConclusion –Restatement of Thesis –Reworded General Statement

7 INTRODUCTION What is the purpose of an introduction? Engage your audience Introduce your topic Provide an outline of what is to come in your essay

8 Pete’s Head: The Introduction Thesis Statement

9 Introduction There are at least 2 sentences in your introduction.There are at least 2 sentences in your introduction. –A General statement about your topic. A good one hooks your readerA good one hooks your reader –A Thesis statement (main idea of your essay)

10 Thesis Statement Your thesis statement generally comes as the last sentence in your introduction.Your thesis statement generally comes as the last sentence in your introduction. –It contains the main idea of your entire essay and should be worded with great care and attention. –All your supporting information should support your thesis statement.

11 Let’s try it!

12 Pete’s Body: Supporting Information Paragraph #2 Topic Sentence Supporting Info Paragraph #3 Topic Sentence Supporting Info Paragraph #4 Topic Sentence Supporting Info

13 Supporting Information Your supporting information backs up each topic sentence…which ultimately backs your thesis statement.Your supporting information backs up each topic sentence…which ultimately backs your thesis statement. You need at least 3 paragraphs of supporting informationYou need at least 3 paragraphs of supporting information Your first sentence in each paragraph is the topic sentence. (Could include transition.)Your first sentence in each paragraph is the topic sentence. (Could include transition.) There should be at least 5-8 sentences in each paragraph.There should be at least 5-8 sentences in each paragraph. –8 point paragraphs are great!

14 Pete’s Feet: The Conclusion

15 Conclusion There are at least 2 sentences in your conclusion. It is really a reverse introduction.There are at least 2 sentences in your conclusion. It is really a reverse introduction. –Reworded Thesis statement (main idea of your essay) –Reworded general statement about your topic to close. The key to the conclusion is rewording. Do not just copy and reorder.The key to the conclusion is rewording. Do not just copy and reorder.

16 Transitions Here you go….

17 Now that I know Pete Paper, Where Should I Start? You need to have something to prove.You need to have something to prove. A great place to start is figuring out 3 points that back what you are trying to prove.A great place to start is figuring out 3 points that back what you are trying to prove. After you figure out what you are trying to prove and your 3 supporting points, you can go back and formulate your thesis statement.After you figure out what you are trying to prove and your 3 supporting points, you can go back and formulate your thesis statement. Tip: You don’t have to write your whole introduction first. Many people get stuck on their intro--skip it and write it after you have your supporting info.Tip: You don’t have to write your whole introduction first. Many people get stuck on their intro--skip it and write it after you have your supporting info.

18 Thank You Mr. Pete Paper Your essay friend Peace out, yo! Pete


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