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Hopes and Dreams Essay Outline

Introduction: (Remember – this is only a template! As long as your interest grabber is first and your thesis is last, the other portions can be in whatever order you’d like.) Interest Grabber:

General statement/discussion about hopes and dreams (introducing the topic)

Introduction of THREE works (from different genres; must include The Old Man and the Sea)

Thesis statement (the last sentence of your introduction paragraph; restate the scenario question as a statement and include how hopes and dreams affect a person’s life.

Body Paragraph #1

Topic Sentence – identify first topic (same order as stated in thesis/intro)

Thorough discussion about work and hopes/dreams with EVIDENCE from text (direct quotes). Don’t forget the discussion about how those hopes and dreams affect person’s life (connect back to topic sentence) (Details and direct quotations) (discussion)

Concluding sentence/sum-up sentence:

Body Paragraph #2

Transition and Topic Sentence – identify second topic (same order as stated in thesis/intro)

Thorough discussion about work and hopes/dreams with EVIDENCE from text (direct quotes). Don’t forget the discussion about how those hopes and dreams affect person’s life (connect back to topic sentence) (Details and direct quotations) (discussion)

Concluding sentence/sum-up sentence:

Body Paragraph #3

Transition and Topic Sentence – identify third topic (same order as stated in thesis/intro)

Thorough discussion about work and hopes/dreams with EVIDENCE from text (direct quotes). Don’t forget the discussion about how those hopes and dreams affect person’s life (connect back to topic sentence)...
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