2 TITLE Grabs the reader’s attention and interest Capitalize the first word and all the important words that followNo “quotation marks”
3 INTRODUCTION Begin with a hook or attention getting sentence Add background information on your topicLast sentence should be your thesis statement
4 THESIS STATEMNT States the main idea of the entire paper May mention the main points of the 3 body paragraphsMust have a subject and an opinionTry not to use “I”
5 BODY PARAGRAPHSBegin with a topic sentence that states the main idea of the paragraph and relates to the thesisProvide at least two sentences of details, examples, descriptions, explanations…End with a conclusion sentence that wraps up the paragraph and relates to the topic sentence and thesis.
6 BODY PARAGRAPHS Three body paragraphs Start with the least important reason or example in the first paragraph.Next, the most important in the middleEnd with the most important or save the best for last.
7 CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH This is your last chance to make your point. “Mimic” the thesis statement without copying itRefer to the ideas in the introduction to tie everything togetherOffer a recommendation or suggestionGive them something to think about