I-Search Essay: Rough Draft Checklist My introduction grabs the reader’s attention, using one of the techniques we learned in class, and it introduces the main idea of my paper. My thesis statement is the last sentence of the introduction. I have at least three main ideas that support my thesis. For each main idea, I have at least one body paragraph. (Minimum of three body paragraphs). The topic sentence for each body paragraph introduces a main idea, which is connected to my thesis statement. For each main idea, I have at least 2-3 supporting details. My supporting details include facts, quotes, statistics or paraphrases from my sources that I used in my research. For each supporting detail, I correctly cited the source in parenthesis. (Author’s last name, page number) or (Title of source). For each supporting detail, I explained, in at least two sentences, how this detail supports or connects to my thesis. I have a conclusion that summarizes my thesis and leaves the reader with a final thought or impression about my subject. I cited at least 5 different sources in my essay. You do not have to do a Works Cited page for your rough draft. We will work on this in class, and you will include it in your final draft. I have a complete rough draft ready to turn in on Friday March 15.