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Example 1

Example 1:
Passing by a homeless person is not uncommon, especially in urban settings. Homelessness
can be caused by many factors, including job loss, lack of family support, and the diminishing
availability of affordable housing. Although it is easy for some to think that homelessness is
caused by mental problems or general laziness, there are other factors to consider. Only when
the whole scope of the problem is known can society begin to come up with a comprehensive
Example 2:
Harry may be the main character of the Harry Potter series and J.K. Rowling may have stated
recently that even she thinks Hermione and Harry should have ended up together, but the
characters are much too similar. They are both natural leaders, which would create a lot of
relationship tension. Ron, on the other hand, is the Type B to balance Hermione’s Type A
personality. Since Harry ended up with Ron’s sister, Ginny, all three main characters are married
into the same family. That certainly would make holiday get-togethers much more entertaining.
Example 3:
The obvious choices for compassion in the Hunger Games may be Katniss or Peeta, but the
character who personifies compassion best was Prim. Throughout the series, her compassion is
seen when she keeps secrets from her mother for Katniss, when she heals Gale after he gets
whipped, and through the last act of her life as she rushes to save children in the Capitol. She
truly lives Albert Schweitzer’s words, “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show
compassion and the will to help others.”
Conclusion outline
Topic sentence
o Fresh rephrasing of thesis statement
Supporting sentences
o Summarize or wrap up the main points in the body of the essay
o Explain how ideas fit together
Closing sentence
o Final words
o Connects back to the introduction
o Provides a sense of closure