1 Five Paragraph Essay Bing, Bang, Bongo = THESIS STATEMENT This is the MAIN IDEA of your paper!Bing = Body Paragraph OneBang = Body Paragraph TwoBongo = Body Paragraph ThreeBing, Bang, Bongo = Conclusion (thesis restated)
2 INTRODUCTION Start with an attention grabber A quote A statistic Mignon McLaughlin once said, “Winter alone reminds us of the human condition.”A statisticInteresting, fun ideaAt the end of this paragraph should be your THESIS statement – the main idea of your paperI like winter more than any other season because I love the beauty of the snow, I enjoy Christmas and the start of the new year, and I absolutely love to ski.
3 Body ParagraphsEach should have a topic sentence, and DETAILED supporting sentencesTOPIC: I like to ski because I love the adrenaline rush, I love the views, and it’s something my brother and I do together.DETAILS: Skiing a black diamond is the most thrilling thing a person can do. There is nothing like making tracks in fresh powder to get my adrenaline going.Transitions between eachAt least THREE!
4 Conclusion Restate your thesis Close with an interesting and finishing thought:Although winter is without a doubt my favorite season, I love seeing all four seasons. I am lucky I live in Montana and can experience a variety of weather patterns.
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