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How to Write a 5-Paragraph Essay: Topics, Outline, Thesis | EssayPro
Do you know why most college teachers don’t bother explaining the 5-paragraph essay formula to their students? They expect you to master it through lots of practice. They know that theory won’t make you perfect, but practice will keep making you a better writer. They are partially wrong, because you do need precise guidelines about the standard essay structure. However, they are right from the aspect that practice makes you (almost) perfect.
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To make it short, the five-paragraph essay structure must look this way:When it comes to in-text citations and bibliography, they are used in any five-paragraph essay to defend the primary ideas. All teachers want to see at least three credible sources in your paper. Sources help to defend your thesis statement as they usually refer to the researchers that have to prove author’s words. Make sure that the books, magazines, articles or other sources of your choice are no older than 5 years before including them in any paragraph of your essay.In-depth research also helps to define the topic is your teachers do not assign you one. It is one of the most difficult parts as students often get stuck when deciding on their thesis sentence. Select your topic based on these parameters:Once you have to write about, develop an outline first. An outline figures as an action plan for your project so that you can keep in mind what each paragraph should include. Second, depending on the paper format (MLA, , etc.) write an abstract or your first paragraph which is an introduction. Writing an abstract is a requirement of the APA format. It’s a one-paragraph summary of the essay.As for the introduction part, this first paragraph should include three important parts (sentences):The hook is about grabbing reader's attention with the single first sentence. Some good ideas for the introductory sentence may be a joke, shocking fact, or intriguing question on the chosen theme. On the whole, the entire paragraph is about forcing the reader to read the essay sentence-by-sentence. A trailer is like a movie trailer - outlines and explains what's coming next. Finally, state your thesis in the last sentence of your introduction paragraph.Next, using transition words, move to the process of writing your second paragraph, which is actually the first paragraph of your essay body. Find all possible ideas on your research question. Pick the best parts to come up with at least three impressive arguments. You may want to include examples into each paragraph of the paper's body. They may also act as excellent supporting points for your thesis.The last paragraph is the conclusion. Once again, write down some transition words to transfer from your body part to the last paragraph. A conclusion should restate thesis sentence. This time, you'll have to write down the conclusions grabbed from each body paragraph. Explain how they are all interrelated. Think about possible alternatives and offer predictions for the future.Please find the information below to know the grading rubric for any academic five-paragraph paper.
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