Introduction: “Hooks” reader Introduces the topic Thesis (Claim statement: this
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Introduces the topic Thesis (Claim statement: this is YOUR argument)
Body 1: Background: Explanation of Issue
Body 2&3&4: Claims of Argument
Presented in order of importance, or strength
Each paragraph in the body of the essay should start with a topic sentence argument (TSA). The TSA should announce the argument of the paragraph and make clear how the paragraph’s evidence will support the essay’s overall argument. The rest of the paragraph should then present and explain evidence that will support the TSA. In a sense, the phrase “topic sentence” is little misleading, because this sentence should convey the paragraph’s argument, not simply its topic.
Resist the temptation to cram too much into one paragraph. Each paragraph should develop one distinct idea. If you squeeze too many different ideas into one paragraph, your TSA will become muddled or it will introduce only one of the paragraph’s several ideas. When you see this happening, split the paragraph into two, each one starting with its own TSA.
Although you can make exceptions to this rule, each supporting body paragraph should be about a half-page in length. This length usually provides enough space for supporting evidence, without cramming too many ideas into one paragraph.
Body 5: CAR format
Claims of Opposition with Counter-Argument and Rebuttal – refutation
Acknowledges the opposing assertion by conceding to the opposition, but then refutes, or tears down, the opposition’s assertion by proving it wrong, invalid, or unacceptable.
Explains a rationale by presenting different points of view on the opposing assertion and then rationalizes as to why writer’s stance is preferred over the opposition.
Demonstrates writer is informed on issue and therefore credible.
Must be written in a respectful tone – avoid rude and deprecating language.
Phrases that introduce refutation include: “Some may disagree,” “Others may think,” or “Other commonly held opinions are,” followed by the opposing assertion, which is followed by the CAR.
“So What?” Implications or Call to Action
Strong ethical or emotional appeals