Body of An Essay

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Body of an Essay
By: Raneem Shebli and Dana Terro
What is the body of an essay?
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It is a part between the introduction and the conclusion
which is made up of one or more paragraphs.
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It contains the evidences about your topic.
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Each paragraph in the body of the essay contains the
following sentences:
1.
Topic sentence
2.
Supporting sentences
3.
Clincher sentence
1.Topic sentence
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Topic sentence is the sentence that tells the reader what
the paragraph is going to be about.
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Examples:
•
Cooking requires a number of different skills.
•
Remodeling a kitchen successfully requires research and a
good eye.
•
To be an effective CEO requires certain characteristics.
2.Supporting sentence
It supports the main idea of the essay and tells your
reader a little more about your topic.
 You can use facts, sensory details, examples, or
anecdotes.
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3.Clincher sentence
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Wraps up the main idea of the paragraph in a
sentence
You can use transitional words such as :
Therefore , as a result , nevertheless , finally , at last
and etc…
Paragraph example
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Oceans and lakes have much in common, but they
are also quite different. Both are bodies of
water, but oceans are very large bodies of salt
water, while lakes are much smaller bodies of
fresh water. Lakes are usually surrounded by land,
while oceans are what surround continents. Both
have plants and animals living in them. The ocean
is home to the largest animals on the planet,
whereas lakes support much smaller forms of life.
When it is time for a vacation, both will make a
great place to visit and enjoy.
Topic
sentence
Supporting
sentences
Clincher
sentences
Thank You!
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