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5 Paragraph Essay

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on 16 September 2013

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Transcript of 5 Paragraph Essay

The ability to write an effective essay is a critical skill to have.

For:
middle school
high school
post-secondary education (college, university)
a number of careers
Why learn How To Write An Essay?
To organize your thoughts when writing.

Types:
Expository Essay (to inform)
Persuasive or Argumentative Essay (to persuade)
Research Essay (to discover)
Literary Essay (to analyze literature)
Purpose
5 Paragraph Essay
Introduction Paragraph

3 Body Paragraphs

Conclusion Paragraph
Essay Structure
1. Attention grabber (hook)

2. General information about topic (2-3 sentences)

3. Thesis statement

4. Three supporting details
Introduction Paragraph

Imagine opening your closet to find something to wear to school, and all you can find are khaki pants and white shirts.
Does that sound like a nightmare? Well, for many public school students in Ontario, it is reality.
Students should not be forced to wear uniforms in Ontario public schools.
Uniforms take away a student's sense of individuality, they do not save money, and they do not teach students to respect differences.
Sample Introduction
3 Body Paragraphs
Write one body paragraph for each
supporting detail
that you mentioned in the introduction paragraph.
BODY PARAGRAPH 1
1. Topic Sentence (state the supporting detail #1)

2. Back up the supporting detail #1 with evidence or examples.

3. Closing sentence (transition sentence)


BODY PARAGRAPH 2
1. Topic Sentence (state the supporting detail #2)

2. Back up the supporting detail #2 with evidence or examples.

3. Closing sentence (transition sentence)


BODY PARAGRAPH 3
1. Topic Sentence (state the supporting detail #3)

2. Back up the supporting detail #3 with evidence or examples.

3. Closing sentence (transition sentence)
1. Topic Sentence
2. Evidence or Examples
3. Closing Sentence (transition sentence)
Now it is time to wrap it up!
Conclusion Paragraph
Conclusion Paragraph
1. Topic sentence

2. Restate three supporting details

3. Restate the thesis statement
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