Instructions for writing the introductory paragraph of your rough draft: The last sentence



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Mr. Riden



Person You Admire Essay
Instructions for writing the introductory paragraph of your rough draft:

  • The last sentence of your introductory paragraph must be your thesis statement.

  • Your introductory paragraph must contain 2-3 sentences discussing and describing background details about the person you admire. These details should tell who he/she is, what your relationship to him/her is or how you know them, and basic details and/or facts about them and what they do.

  • Your introductory paragraph must contain at least 1 sentence expressing a personal insight, feeling, or observation about the person you admire.

  • I repeat—the last sentence of your introductory paragraph must be your thesis statement.

  • Have your introductory paragraph written and ready to turn in on Monday.


Instructions for writing the first body paragraph of your rough draft:

  • The first sentence of your first body paragraph must be a topic sentence focusing on one particular aspect of the person you admire.

  • In this body paragraph, you must introduce and describe one of the anecdotes pertaining to the person you admire, which shows or illustrates why you admire or respect that person.

  • This anecdote must be 5 to 6 sentences in length and may include your personal insights in witnessing or hearing about this story and how it made you or others feel.

  • You must finish this body paragraph with a concluding sentence that sums up your anecdote, how it made you admire that person (this will be another personal insight in nature).

  • In other words, this body paragraph will be 7 to 8 sentences in total length.


Instructions for writing the second body paragraph of your rough draft:

  • The first sentence of your second body paragraph must be a topic sentence focusing on one particular aspect of the person you admire.

  • In this body paragraph, you must introduce and describe one of the anecdotes pertaining to the person you admire, which shows or illustrates why you admire or respect that person.

  • This anecdote must be 5 to 6 sentences in length and may include your personal insights in witnessing or hearing about this story and how it made you or others feel.

  • You must finish this body paragraph with a concluding sentence that sums up your anecdote, how it made you admire that person (this will be another personal insight in nature).

  • In other words, this body paragraph will be 7 to 8 sentences in total length.


Instructions for writing the conclusion paragraph of your rough draft:

  • Your conclusion paragraph must contain 3 to 4 sentences, summing up why you admire this person and how they have influenced your life.

  • Your conclusion paragraph will be basically all personal insight in nature.


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