How to write a five paragraph essay

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How to Write a Five Paragraph Essay
Essays come in various forms, as do subjects, professors, writing styles, and graders. In order to make the best of a writing assignment, there are a few rules that can always be followed in order to find success. While you can never know exactly what a teacher will like, as long as you have proven a point, you will write a successful essay. The beauty ofwriting is that the power is in your hands. There is not always a "right" or "wrong" answer. You simply have to select an argument and back it up. If you do that, then your essay should be successful, regardless of whether or not it is liked.
The basic high school essay should be organized in the following five paragraph structure:
1. Introduction
2. Body Paragraph One
3. Body ParagraphTwo
4. Body Paragraph Three
5. Conclusion
This list is a basic guideline by which to structure all your essays. Obviously, they can vary in length and in paragraph number. However, within the confines of this skeletal structure, is everything you will in order to write a successful essay.
Let us go piece by piece through this basic structure to examine the elements of this style.
1.Introduction
The Introduction consists of an opening line. This opening line can be a generalization about life that pertains to your topic. It can also be a quotation. Another segway into the introduction is to start it with a little anecdote (or story). By "breaking the ice" so to speak with the reader, you are luring him or her into the rest of your essay, making it accessible and intriguing.Once you have "introduced" the Introductory paragraph with a generalization, quotation, or anecdote, you can write vaguely for a few sentences or simply jump into the crust of the argument. When you feel you are ready to introduce the specific focus of the essay, then you write the thesis statement. The thesis statement should generally come at the end of the Introductory Paragraph. If you arewriting about a particular book, author, or event, you should name it (in entirety) in the thesis statement. You should also list your argument with its supporting evidence in this sentence. Essentially, the thesis statement is your tagline for the essay and the final sentence of the Introduction.
2. Body Paragraph One
The Body Paragraph One should open with a transitional sentence. It shouldlead the reader into the first piece of evidence you use to support your thesis statement, your argument. It is essentially a mini-thesis for the paragraph. From the transitional/opening sentence, you can go on to cite evidence to support your argument. This evidence must all revolve around a single theme and should come in the form of a quotation (or factual information from a primary source). Ifyou put too many different themes into one body paragraph, then the essay becomes confusing. Body Paragraph One will deal with one theme for your argument. You may have several pieces of evidence to support this one them, which is absolutely fine. Once you use a piece of evidence, be sure and write at least one or two sentences explaining why you use it. Then, wrap up the Body Paragraph with amini-concluding sentence summing up only what you have discussed in that paragraph.
3. Body Paragraph Two
Body Paragraph Two should follow the exact same rules as Body Paragraph One. This time, pick the second theme in support of your thesis argument and cite evidence for it. Again, you must open this paragraph with a transitional sentence; one leading from the previous theme to the currenttheme.
4. Body Paragraph Three
Body Paragraph Three should follow the exact same rules as Body Paragraph One and Two. Again, you must open this paragraph with a transitional sentence; one leading from the previous theme to the current theme.
5. Conclusion
Your conclusion is a wrap-up of the entire essay. It takes your introduction and essentially says to the reader, "See, I told you so."...
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