1. Hook. Your first sentence is comprised of a “hook.” A hook is a sentence that grabs your reader’s attention just like a good Jackie Chan movie grabs the attention of a martial arts fan.
2. Background information : What is the issue at hand? Who cares? Where is this issue prevalent? Why is it important?
3. Thesis. Your thesis typically makes up the last sentence of your intro paragraph. This is where you clearly state your position on the topic and give a reason for your stance.
4. Claim: A claim is a statement you make to support your argument.
5. Evidence For each claim you make, you need to provide supporting evidence. Evidence is factual information from reliable sources.
6. Refutation : If you oppose or support the claim make sure to explore the grey area or just a point of counter-argument.
7. Conclusion : restate the claim.
Types of evidence
Places from where you can use evidence: ( Given to us by Mrs. Henson )
- Books read
- Movies or other sources of entertainment
- Historical evidence
- Political evidence
- Universal truths/ quotes
- Personal experience (use this only when you are not able to think of other sources).