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Parts of an Essay Notes

Parts of an Essay Notes
1. Parts of an Essay
 ________________________________
 ________________________________
 ________________________________
2. Introduction
What is an essay?
An essay is a piece of _____________ that usually has five or more
_____________. An essay is written about one ______________ that has several
__________ ___________. The main points are introduced in an
________________ paragraph and supported in ______________ paragraphs.
The _____________ is the last paragraph.
3. Overview of an Essay
 Introduction
o ______________ statements and ____________ about the
o _______________ statement- lists the _______ ________ in
the essay
 Body Paragraphs
o Support the __________ ___________ of the _____________
o Begin with ___________ sentences
 Conclusion
o Brief _________________ of main points of the essay
Parts of an Essay Notes
4. The Hamburger Method
Essays, like sandwiches or burgers, are divided into different parts.
Draw the Hamburger Method:
5. Introduction
 An ________________ paragraph is the __________ paragraph in an essay.
It contains two parts.
o 1. ____________________________: a few sentences about your
subject that catch the attention of your reader.
o 2. ____________________________: one sentence that tells your
reader the main points of your topic and states the overall “plan” of
your essay.
6. Body Paragraphs
 The body consists of one or more paragraphs following the introduction.
Each ____________ supports the _________________ of your essay by
breaking it down into smaller __________ or ________________. Each
body paragraph consists of a _____________ sentence and several
_______________ sentences. A ___________________ sentence draws the
paragraph together.
7. Conclusion
 The _____________ paragraph is the ________ paragraph in the essay. It
completes the essay by ___________ or ________________ the most
________________ ideas. The conclusion can also include an opinion, a
prediction, or a solution to a problem.