The 5 Paragraph Essay Format

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The 5 Paragraph Essay Format The first paragraph: 1) Begins with a topic sentence that introduces a general theme. 2) Follows the topic sentence with sentences that narrow the focus of the theme, so that it is less general. 3) Introduces the author of the text you are writing about. 4) Introduces the title of that text. 5) Narrows the discussion of the topic by identifying an issue or problem. 6) Finishes by making a debatable claim: a thesis statement . Body paragraphs: 1) Begin with a topic sentence that clearly relate to the topic, or issue, or problem, that was identified in the introductory paragraph. 2) Sentences that elaborate on the issue, or problem discussed in the introductory paragraph, and also demonstrates a clear connection to the thesis statement. 3) A sentence or sentences that make a claim about the topic, issue, problem. 4) A quote from the text you are analyzing that supports your claim. 5) Your
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course ENGL 209 taught by Professor Estes during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Fredonia.

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