Expository Essay
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Introduction

Hook: A famous writer once said that “[quotation related to your topic]” example: “a dog is a man’s best friend.” 

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Topic Sentence: This is true when applied to [summarize your main topic: example, “my own dog Sammy.”

Supporting Idea 1

Starting Sentence Option 1: An established fact about [my topic] is that [state fact.]

Starting Sentence Option 2: One thing I’ve observed frequently about [my topic] is [________]

Supporting Idea 2

Starting Sentence Option 1: Further, [my topic] is relevant in [the world/my life] because [state reason.]

Starting Sentence Option 2: Many experts have studied my topic including [name expert]. He found that [quote or paraphrase a fact from your chosen expert.]

Supporting Idea 3

Starting Sentence Option 1: Another key element of [my topic] is [________]. 

Starting Sentence Option 2: Further study of my topic reveals that [state fact or statistic.]

Conclusion

Starting Sentence Option 1: Overall, [my topic] is notable for its impact on [“me,”/”my family,”/”society,”/”culture,”/”science,”]

Starting Sentence Option 2: [My topic] is a rich subject for further [“investigation,” “inquiry,”] and influences [state what your topic influences]

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