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  1. Gatsby Essay 1st paragraph: Hook History of the “American Dream” Define the general philosophy of the “American Dream”

  2. Paragraph #2 • Transition from the general philosophy to individual philosophies • Introduce book title (underlined!) • Introduce author • 2-sentence summary introducing Jay Gatsby • Thesis: Jay Gatsby’s definition of the “American Dream” based on examples from the book

  3. Example paragraph

  4. Topic sentence setting up your first example to help you define Gatsby’s “American Dream” • Short summary from the text leading to your quote • Quote blend and quote with page numbers • Explanation of how your quote helps define Gatsby’s “American Dream” • Transition sentence to the next paragraph Paragraph #3

  5. Topic sentence setting up your first example to help you define Gatsby’s “American Dream” • Short summary from the text leading to your quote • Quote blend and quote with page numbers • Explanation of how your quote helps define Gatsby’s “American Dream” • Transition sentence to the next paragraph about Gatsby’s downfall Paragraph #4

  6. Topic sentence setting up the downfall of Gatsby’s “American Dream” • Short summary from the text leading to your quote • Quote blend and quote with page numbers • Explanation of how your quote shows the downfall to Gatsby’s “American Dream” • Transition sentence to the conclusion Paragraph #5

  7. Paragraph #6 Conclusion • Summarize the main points of Gatsby’s philosophy • Reiterate the general definition of the “American Dream” • Conclude with your own personal definition of the “American Dream”

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