how to write an essay?!?
ok so i have to write this essay, and ive written the whole thing except the introductory paragraph. my teacher explained it to us in class, but just cant remember right now. so my q is WAT IS THE PURPOSE OF AN INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH? WHAT SHOULD IT INCLUDE?
ok so your essay probably should have a thesis…… your thesis is basically the most important statement in your essay. it is the message/ point you are trying to make. everything you write in your essay is trying to support your thesis, so that by the end of the essay, you will have convinced the reader that your thesis is true.
this is my example thesis:
“cliques are caused by insecurity and peer pressure.”
the thesis is usually the last sentence in your introductory paragraph.
the first sentence tells the reader what the essay is about, and also that its topic is important and relevant. it is usually very general and broad.
“cliques are a major issue for most girls in america and are a cause for a lot of stress and drama”
the sentences in between your first sentence and your thesis (2-3) basically connect the two sentences.
“cliques are a major issue for most girls in america and are a cause for a lot of stress and drama. for many girls, it is a fact of life and there is really no reason. but there is actually a cause for cliques. cliques are caused by insecurity and peer pressure.”
the rest of your essay is a series of facts that support this thesis, for example:
“most girls exclude others from their cliques because they are afraid that person will steal thsir friends away”