Name: __________________________________________ Teacher: _____________________________ Period: __________ Date: _____________________ In-Class Writing Assessment: Exploratory Essay Outline Inquiry question (last sentence of introduction): Data Examples from research or texts with signal phrases and necessary in-text citation. Topic Sentence 1: Data A: Body Paragraph I Topic Sentences Main topics you will use to explore your inquiry question. Data B: Body Paragraph II Topic Sentence 2: Data B: Topic Sentence 3: Body Paragraph III Data A: Data A: Data B: Commentary – discusses the relationship between topic sentence, data, and inquiry question. How does the evidence fit your topic sentence? Commentary needs to be in YOUR OWN WORDS and avoid personal opinion. (TWO SENTENCES minimum for each piece of data).