Five Part Essay
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Section 1

What is your thesis? What is the topic you are explaining to your reader? You catch your reader's attention here. 

Topic & Thesis

Use or adapt any of the following options to state the relevance of your topic:

 

Option 1: [My Topic] is relevant in [culture/society/academics] because of its impact on [paraphrase the importance or impact  of your topic.

 

Option 2: The study of [name branch of study] is incomplete without considering the important role of [my topic]. 

 

Use or adapt any of the following options to state your thesis:

 

 

Analytical Thesis:

An analysis of [your topic] reveals one/several challenge(s): [state 1 or more challenges your will analyze in the essay].


Expository Thesis:

The [your topic] has/includes/comprises of [first aspect to be discussed], [second aspect to be discussed] and [third aspect to be discussed].


Argumentative or Persuasive Thesis:

I believe that [your position for / against the topic], because [your reason in one sentence].

 

Section 2

Identify the first point. This is your o-strong="est example. Use supporting evidence such as quotes from your research. This is not limited to one paragraph.

Body Section 1

Use or adapt any of the following options to get started

 

Option 1: A key [person/event/discovery] related to [my topic] is [paraphrase a key fact about your topic].

 

Option 2: When studying [My Topic] it is essential to consider the role of [person/event/discovery].

 

Option 3: A detailed study conducted by leading researcher X, found that __________

Section 3

This is your second point. Use relevant evidence to demonstrate why this supports your thesis. Try to buid on your previous claim. Again, not limited to one paragraph.

Body Section 2

Use or adapt any of the following options to get started

 

Option 1: Another key [person/event/discovery] related to [my topic] is [paraphrase a key fact about your topic].

 

Option 2: When studying [My Topic] it is essential to consider the role of [person/event/discovery].

 

Option 3: A detailed study conducted by leading researcher X, found that __________

Section 4

Identify the third point. Use supporting evidence such as quotes from your research.

Body Section 3

Use or adapt any of the following options to get started

 

Option 1: Further [Name of prominent person related to your topic] once/recently said, "[insert quote]........"

 

Option 2: Further, [My Topic’s] impact is seen in today’s world, most notably in [describe example].

Section 5

Remind your audience of your thesis in light of your evidence. This is your chance to also offer your suggestions for changes, an analysis of the event or suggest further research.

Conclusion

Option 1: In light of the claims presented in previous section, it follows that [re-state thesis in different words]. 

 

Option 2: To sum up, [restate your thesis] because [summarize main points of body paragraphs 1 or 2 sentences]. 

 

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