Chapter 4 Notes
Structure of a Paper
There is 3 main parts to a paper:
- Body/Middle Paragraphs
- Concluding Paragraph
- The introductory paragraph introduces the subject by starting out broad and narrowing down to the point (your thesis). The thesis should be your last sentence.
- There are several types of introductions
- Fact, statistic, question, startling statement, anecdote, joke, quotation, description, definition
- One developed paragraph for each point you want to cover
- In this paragraph you need a topic sentence, commentary, and concrete evidence.
- Arguments are the reason/facts that are used to convince your reader that your thesis/opinion is right.
- Strongest argument should be last paragraph.
- The concluding paragraph should begin by restating your thesis and widens gradually back out to a final statement.
- "Call to action"- the writer is requesting from the reader
- connect to a wider scope/human condition