Essay prep

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  2. 6 Grade-8 Grade
  3. AvatarAliya Brown
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Essay prep


Add a question that you think will really attract the reader (they want to read the whole thing). Make sure it actually relates to your topic! A hook is like a first impression it matters so put lots of thought into it

(use a question from the sites you used but put it in your own words)

Background information

Background info is just any extra info the reader might want to know. Don't use your main reasons save those. Also include things like definitions, historical context, and current events that have a bearing on your writing

(describes the history of the topic or the cause of the problem the topic addresses.)

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Body paragraph 1

your topic sentence for body #1 could read, “Music really helps students think better.” Thesis Statement – The thesis tells your readers the three reasons why you are defending or discussing your topic. Also, you need to add transition words.

(use one point from your site)

> Topic sentence

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Body paragraph 2

establish and explain one main theme or controlling idea. add a conclusion sentence at the end to summarize the main idea of the paragraph. Provide evidence to support your reason then explain how that evidence supports your reason.

(use one point from your site)

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Conclusion (short) paragraph

reaffirm your answer to the question, and briefly summarise key arguments. It does not include any new points or new information. Form a personal connection with the reader. Restate the question!

use these to start it:

  • Overall, it may be said.

  • Taking everything into account.

  • On the whole.

  • In general, it can be said that.

  • With this in mind.

  • In the end.

  • Considering all this.