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TEEL Paragraphs

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Sarah Brierley

on 8 March 2015

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Transcript of TEEL Paragraphs

Introduction:
Restate your thesis and outline your key arguments

Example:

Melbourne is one of the best cities to visit
. There are many wonderful aspects of Melbourne. There are
amazing parks, beautiful buildings and fantastic places to eat
. Everyone should visit Melbourne.

Thesis:
Melbourne is one of the best cities to visit.
Arguments:
Amazing parks
Beautiful buildings.
Fantastic places to eat.
Body Paragraphs
Each paragraph should deal with only one of your arguments.
Explain how the evidence you use will support your argument.
Provide evidence to support your argument.

Example:
First, there are amazing parks in Melbourne. Parks make Melbourne look beautiful and are used by so many people. For example, there is the Royal Botanic Gardens, Jells Park and Fawkner Park. Tourists to Melbourne can enjoy these wide spaces.
Conclusion
Example:
In conclusion, Melbourne is one of the best cities for tourists to visit. It has parks, buildings and restaurants for everyone to enjoy. Tourists are always welcome to visit and experience all that Melbourne has to offer.

Restate your thesis
Reiterate (restate but in a different way) your main arguments
Finish with a strong statement that shows how your arguments support your thesis
Essay Structure
TEEL Paragraph Construction
Topic
Good topic sentences should:
Introduce the paragraph
State the argument to be discussed in the paragraph
Evidence
A good elaboration sentence should:
demonstrate the link between the evidence and your argument
explain why evidence supports your argument
Elaboration
Example:
Finally, there are fantastic places to eat. People can never go hungry in Melbourne because of its variety of restaurants.
For example, people can eat food from Iran, China, Vietnam, Korea, France, Mongolia, South Africa and Argentina.
Come to Melbourne and dine internationally!
Link
Argument
Link
Explain
Elaborate
Examples
Evidence

Topic
Example:
First, there are amazing parks in Melbourne
. Parks make Melbourne look beautiful and are used by so many people. For example, there are the Royal Botanic Gardens, Jells Park and Fawkner Park. Tourists to Melbourne can enjoy these wide spaces.
Tips: You might want to start your topic sentences with connecting words like: First, Another, secondly, or Finally.
Example:
Another reason is that Melbourne has beautiful buildings.
These buildings are visited and enjoyed by many people
. For instance, there are the stately Exhibition Buildings, exciting Federation Square and skyscrapers such as the Rialto building. This range of building styles helps make Melbourne great.
In the example below we can see how the elaboration sentence explains that beautiful buildings are important because they are visited and enjoyed by many people
Evidence is the reality that you are using to support your argument.

Evidence can take many forms, such as:
Expert opinion
Expert advice
Statistics
Research outcomes
Facts (like the list of restaurant types seen in example)

Thesis
A good linking sentence highlights how the paragraphs argument links to the essay's thesis.
Example:
Another reason is that Melbourne has beautiful buildings. These buildings are visited and enjoyed by many people. For instance, there are the stately Exhibition Buildings, exciting Federation Square and skyscrapers such as the Rialto building.
This range of building styles helps make Melbourne great.
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