Presentation on theme: "Introduction, Body, and Conclusion"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction, Body, and Conclusion Mini EssayIntroduction, Body, and Conclusion
2 Introductory Paragraph Hook – a statement, quote, phrase, or word that grabs the audience’s attentionGeneral Ideas – ideas that speak to the topic without getting into specific details or textual evidenceThesis Statement – Located at the end of the introductory paragraph, this statement captures the major ideas your essay attempts to explain, defend, or prove.
3 Body Main Point Located at the beginning of each body paragraph Mini-thesis statements that are more focused and specific to a part of the body paragraphs.
4 Body (continued)Transition Words – words that connect sentences and ideas. See mysurveylit.com for examples.Lead-in Sentences – introduces textual supportExamples:Drexler further explains the effects of technology as she states…Similarly, Collins agrees with these effects, claiming….
5 Body (continued) Analysis Always relate your analysis to the claims in your thesis statement. This is important to a avoid a thesis statement/body disconnectAn effective analysis does not explain what the textual support means, but rather, it explains the textual support’s significance to the Main Point and/or Thesis Statement.
6 Concluding ParagraphRestatement, not a repeat, of the thesis statementRestatement, not a repeat, of the major pointsNo new points should be made in the concluding paragraph.The last couple of sentences should answer the question: what now? In other words, how should the reader transform after reading your paper? What philosophical, real-world, or universal connection did you make in your paper?