The Foundation for the Expository Paragraph. Let’s review your reading homework! Working as a team, discuss the differences between level one, two, and three. As an individual, diagnose where you feel that your analysis typically lands on those levels. Tell your group what you think.
Thesis: In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Roger Chillingworth mirrors various characteristics of evil.
Then, your topic sentences are extensions of that true statement.
TS1: Chillingworth practices deception, the attribute of evil that conceals its identity.
TS2: Chillingworth, like evil, manipulates the most vulnerable human characteristic – the heart.
Once you have met all three requirements, write the paragraph
Now, some of you will say to me, “that will take too long or I don’t do it that way.“
I say to you, “well you have gotten into some bad habits and it is time to break them. “