Body Paragraphs

Definition:

A strong body paragraph explains, proves, and/or supports your paper’s argumentative claim or thesis statement.

· Start with a Topic Sentence

· Explain Your Topic Sentence

· Insert Your Evidence (quotes might be here)

· Explain Your Evidence with DETAILS

Example:

We should not have to wear school uniforms because they limit our ability to express our individuality. What I mean by this is that students have the right to express who they are and how they are feeling. One of the most important ways they do this is through dress. This is how we show the world who we are, particularly in an environment where we are forced to be quiet for 90% of the day. Our fashion makes a unique statement. If students are forced to wear uniforms, their ability to express themselves will be severely limited. Schools should promote student expression not restrict it. Because of this we should not have to wear uniforms.


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