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5 Paragraph Essay Format

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Sarah Juhant

on 11 September 2013

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Transcript of 5 Paragraph Essay Format

5 Paragraph Essay Format
The key to a good essay is organization!!!
5 Paragraph Essay:
Body Paragraph 2
Should start out with a topic sentence, a sentence which states the main idea of the paragraph.
Body paragraph 2 should elaborate on the second supporting idea in your introductory paragraph.
Take out your notebooks and get ready to take some notes!!!
Five-Paragraph Essay Notes
5 paragraph essay format:
Introductory Paragraph
2-3 general sentences on your topic.
THESIS STATEMENT-states the main idea of your essay (what your essay is about!).
3 supporting ideas.
5 Paragraph Essay Format:
Body Paragraph 1
Should start out with a topic sentence, a sentence which states the main idea of the paragraph.
Body paragraph 1 should elaborate on the first supporting idea in your introductory paragraph.
Although our thoughts may not be organized, our writing must be. In fact, writing helps us to organize our thoughts in a way that will make sense to other people.
5 Paragraph Essay Format:
Body Paragraph 3
Should start out with a topic sentence, a sentence which states the main idea of the paragraph.
Body paragraph 3 should elaborate on the third supporting idea in your introductory paragraph.
5 Paragraph Essay Format:
Conclusion
Restate your thesis and 3 supporting ideas in slightly different words than you did in your introductory paragraph.
Why are you torturing us?
Because wherever you go in this world, writing will be apart of your future. Writing is something every person must know how to do!
You never know when you are going to need it!
High School
College (college application essays, research papers)
Careers (job applications, business letters, etc.)
Emails to other people (friends, family, co-workers, etc).
Emails to professionals
Writing also allows you to express yourself!
There's a reason for the madness!!!
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