The Structure of the Essay

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The structure of the essay:

Introduction: (approximately 75 to 100 words)
State the title and author of the test and a clearly refer to a theme Give a very brief summary of the short story ( one or two sentences maximum) Write a clean thesis statement
Present the supporting ideas you will explore in the body of the essay

Body: three body paragraphs (approximately 200 words each)
Develop your thesis in three body paragraphs
Each paragraph must start with a carefully worded topic sentence Each paragraph must contain relevant supporting ideas and examples Each paragraph should contain a quote from the text to further support your point Each paragraph must end with a summarizing sentence that concludes the point just made Each paragraph should be logically planned through the use of effective transitional words/sentences

Conclusion: (approximately 75 to 100 words)
This last paragraph should summarize the three main supporting ideas made in the body of the essay and relate these points to the thesis statement You should also and your essay with a final reflection or thought on the subject




Body Paragraph
Topic sentence 1:

Supporting ideas:

Topic sentence 2:

Supporting ideas:

Topic sentence 3:

Supporting ideas

“return of the frog”
David Arnason

Once in a slightly better time than our own a farmer lived with his wife and daughter on a farm just out side portage la prairie his daughter was leader very beautiful nor very good but she was the only daughter he had and he loved her dearly her name was Virginia but she had rechristened her self Gina .

Gina was 15 and she planned to be an NH: goalie when she grow up she was already the top goalie in the midget b league in the southwest Manitoba amateur hockey league and only 6 months ago in an exhibition game against Fargo north Dakota shed had a shoutout

One day she was throwing her baseball against the side of the...
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