2 Parts of the EssayA clear, concise, and defined thesis statement that occurs in the first paragraph of the essay.Clear and logical transitions between the introduction, body, and conclusion.Body paragraphs that include evidential support, and bring up opposing viewpoints.Evidential support (whether factual, logical, or statistical). From the TEXT.A conclusion that does not simply restate the thesis, but readdresses it in light of the evidence provided.
3 Introduction Start with a broad statement about your topic Give Some General InformationThesis Statement/ Three main points
4 What is a thesis statement? A thesis statement is a strong statement that you can prove with evidence.It is not a simple statement of fact.Your thesis statement will be the main idea of your entire project.A thesis statement should be the product of your own critical thinking after you have done some research.
5 Body Paragraphs Begin with your topic sentence for this paragraph. Give evidence in the form of a quote from a source.Explain your evidence to the reader.Transition to your next paragraph.
6 CounterclaimA counterclaim is where the writer acknowledges the opposing viewpoints.
7 Conclusion Begin with a restatement of your thesis Restate your main points (topic sentences) In a NEW WAY.End with a broad sentence about your topic.
8 “The Lady or the Tiger” Essay Prompt: Based on evidence from the story to back up your position, write an essay in which you argue whether the lady or the tiger came out of the door when the young man opened it.This should be a five paragraph essay—an introduction, three evidence-filled body paragraphs (one including a counterclaim), and a conclusion. This should be at least two-pages long
9 Look at the evidence you filled out for homework. Decide for which you will argue—the lady or the tiger.Compile the strongest pieces of evidence according to which ones deal with a similar subject.
10 Start the essay by explaining the Princess’ dilemma. Who is she Start the essay by explaining the Princess’ dilemma. Who is she? Why is she in this situation? What choice must she make? Why is it so hard for her to decide? The last sentence of your first paragraph should contain your thesis statement, in which you state where she sent the young man, to the lady or the tiger, and two reasons why.
11 What logical reasons would the princess have for making the choice you believe she made? Look at the situation from her point of view and decide what facts would have swayed her towards deciding to choose the lady or the tiger. Include at least one direct quote from the story that supports this point.
12 What emotional reasons might the princess have for making her decision What emotional reasons might the princess have for making her decision? Appeal to your audience’s feelings and be sure you connect them with the princess’ feelings. Include one direct quote from the story that supports this point.
13 You must use at least one direct quote from the story in each body paragraph to support your opinion. Refer back to the text of the story for supporting quotes.You are trying to persuade your reader of what the princess would do, not what you would do. Do not use “I” or bring yourself into this essay; stick to the princess’ point of view in this decision.
14 Be sure to check your spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. Double space. Use a 12 point font if you are typing.