Let’s look at a normal paragraph. Topic sentence To become a successful writer, students should follow some important steps. Just attending the class is not enough. Writers need a good background in grammar and vocabulary, skills in writing essays, and skills in editing. Learning to be a successful writer involves a lot of hard work. Supporting Sentences Conclusion
Let’s rewrite the paragraph How to be a successful writer • To become a successful writer, students should follow some important steps.First of all, a writer should attend the class and follow the lessons regularly. Not only attending the class but also a writer needs a good background, for example he/she should have a well knowledge in grammar and know a lot of usable vocabulary. Finally, a writer should have skills in writing essays, and abilities in editing. As a result, learning to be a successful writer involves a lot of hard work.
Structure of an Essay: Outline I • Title: ____________________ • Introduction • Introductory statement • Thesis statement: ____________________ • Body • First Supporting Idea (Topic Sentence): • ____________________ • ____________________ • ____________________ • Second Supporting Idea (Topic Sentence): • ____________________ • ____________________ • ____________________ • Third Supporting Idea (Topic Sentence): • ____________________ • ____________________ • ____________________ • Conclusion • Closing statement • Restate thesis: ____________________
The first paragraph is called the Introduction. The introduction paragraph has two main purposes: • 1. It introduces the topic to prepare the reader for what you will be reading.2. It hooks the reader so that they will be interested in reading more. This means that the introduction should draw the reader in. It should make the reader want to read more of the essay. • Structure of an Essay: Outline I • Title: ____________________ • Introduction • Introductory statement • Thesis statement: ____________________
How do you begin to write an introduction paragraph? • Step #1: • Most essays begin with a general statement (generalization). • Step #2: • Next, the supporting detail sentences are written to narrow the topic. General statements Supporting detail sentences Thesis statement
Writer must introduce the topic by making a thesis statement. • A thesis statement is similar to a topic sentence. It is a general statement that tells the reader what you will be reading about. (You will generally have three items to mention in your thesis statement).
What is thesis statement? • A thesis statement is similar to a topic sentence. It is a general statement that tells the reader what you will be writing about.
Let's look at a sample introduction paragraph. • To become a successful writer, students should follow some important steps. Just attending the class is not enough. Learning to be a successful writer involves a lot of hard work. There is a need for a good background in grammar and vocabulary, skills in writing essays, skills in editing, and doing the homework. Thesis Statement
Is this an acceptable introduction paragraph? • What does Sarah say?I think this is a good introduction paragraph. First, I introduced the topic of becoming a successful writer. Then, I added supporting sentences that helped narrow the topic. • I also have a thesis sentence that outlines the paragraph in three sections: • 1) background in grammar and vocabulary, • 2) skills in writing essays, • 3) skills in editing. I think the topic is interesting.
What is a thesis statement? • A thesis satement may be the most important sentence in an essay. It normally appears in the introduction paragraph. • The thesis is like a preview that you see when you go to the movies. • If you read the thesis statement alone, you should be able to tell what the entire essay will be about.
The thesis acts like a guidance for readers by telling them in what direction the essay will go. It has two important functions: • 1. The thesis statement presents the main idea of the essay. • 2. The thesis statement helps organize the essay.
Why do you need to have a thesis statement? • Having a thesis statement helps both the writer and reader. • For the writer, the thesis statement helps to organize and develop the ideas of the essay. • For the reader, the thesis provides a guide or map to the essay.
Steps to writing a thesis statement. • After you have brainstormed, chosen, and narrowed your topic you can begin to write your thesis statement. • 1. State the main idea of the essay • 2. Include information about the supporting details you will discuss. • 3. Use specific language.
The following features make a good thesis statement: • 1. The thesis statement is a complete sentence, but is not written as a question.2. The writer's opinion is included in the thesis statement.3. The thesis statement narrows a broad topic to something more specific that can be covered in a five-paragraph essay.4. One main idea is expressed in the thesis statement.5. The thesis statement helps to organize the essay.
STUDENTS SAMPLES • Educated People • Many people want to live in good life conditions and also students want. It is necessary for students to live good life conditions for good education. However this is like this, many students aren’t satisfied at high school. This satisfaction has some causes such as lack of equipment, old teaching methods, not encouraging creativity and some effects such as studying not to learn but to get high grades, lack of motivation, lack of communication between teachers and students. • M. Ali Uzer C-5 2004
Package Holidays • People like to go to holidays. Their work life and also family life make them tired. Many people wait for holiday and want the time pass quickly. When the time comes there are many options that can be chosen. One of them is package holidays. There are many advantages and disadvantages this alternative.