Sample Essay: A2 Which parts does this essay have? Is it missing any? What other suggestions would you have for the writer?
This introductory paragraph begins with a hook, and gives some background indormation. What needed background information is missing from this introduction? The thesis sentence is highlighted in green. Notice that it makes a claim and gives two reasons why that claim is true.
In this first body paragraph, the student gives a piece of evidence, gives a parenthetical citation to back it up, and explains how it supports the first reason why the claim is true.
In this second body paragraph, the student gives a piece of evidence, gives an informal citation to back it up, and explains how it supports the second reason why the claim is true.
The third body paragraph presents a counterclaim, then gives a rebuttal, showing why the counterclaim is not true.
What could happen to create a more effective thesis sentence?
Which of the highlighted sentences in the final paragraph is the topic sentence for this paragraph?
Sample Argument Essay with transitions highlighted
Sample Argument Essay