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Journal, October 10. “Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.” ― Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting. Essays: Body Paragraphs. Body Paragraph Format. Topic Sentence Concrete Detail Commentary Commentary

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Journal, October 10

“Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.”

― Natalie Babbitt,

Tuck Everlasting


Essays:

Body Paragraphs


Body Paragraph Format

Topic Sentence

Concrete Detail

Commentary

Commentary

Concrete Detail

Commentary

Commentary

Closing Sentence

At least 8 GOOD sentences

per body paragraph…


Topic Sentence

Introduces the main idea of the paragraph

Ties to one main point in the thesis

Body paragraphs should be in the same order that the ideas are introduced in the thesis

Should always begin with a transition word or phrase to help the essay flow


Concrete Detail

Commentary

Supports the topic sentence

Can be a quote, fact, example, or reason

Use an appropriate transition

2 sentences to support the concrete detail (more information about the concrete detail)

STAY ON TOPIC


Closing Sentence

End every essay body paragraph with a sentence that ties in the information in the paragraph back to your thesis.

ALL BODY PARAGRAPHS MUST

BE 8+ SENTENCES.


TRANSITION WORD/PHRASE IDEAS

Generalizing:

OrdinarilyUsually

Generally speakingAs a rule

As usualFor the most part


TRANSITION WORD/PHRASE IDEAS

Addition

As well asAlso

FurthermoreCoupled with

LikewiseMoreoverSimilarly


TRANSITION WORD/PHRASE IDEAS

Exemplifying (Clarifying)

In particularmarkedly

Namelyspecificallyincluding

Such asfor instance


TRANSITION WORD/PHRASE IDEAS

Consequence

Accordinglyas a result

consequentlyto this end

hensethereforethus

Subsequently


TRANSITION WORD/PHRASE IDEAS

Exception

Aside fromBesidesExcept

Excludingother than

Restatement

In essence NamelyIn short

That is


TRANSITION WORD/PHRASE IDEAS

Contrast and Comparison

By the same tokenconverselyinsteadlikewiserather on the contrarynonetheless

NO MORE: “For example…”

Use more specific, sophisticated transitions.


Body Paragraph Format

Topic Sentence

Concrete Detail

Commentary

Commentary

Concrete Detail

Commentary

Commentary

Closing Sentence

At least 8 GOOD sentences

per body paragraph…


OrdinarilyUsually

Generally speakingAs a ruleAs usualFor the most partAs well asAlso

FurthermoreCoupled with

LikewiseMoreoverSimilarly

Accordinglyas a resultconsequentlyto this endhensethereforethus

SubsequentlyAside fromBesidesExceptExcludingother than

In essence NamelyIn short

That isBy the same tokenconverselyinsteadlikewiserather on the contrarynonetheless


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